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World Records In Open Water Swimming (EXTREME ENDS OF THE EARTH)

Antarctica Records First Swim: Lynne Cox (USA), 2002, Orlova (ship) to Neko Harbor, 0:25, 1.2 miles Most Southern Swim: Ram Barkai (South Africa), 7 February 2008, 1K at 70° latitude near Maitri in 1°C water with 0°C (32°F) air temperature North Pole Records First Swim: Lewis Pugh (Great Britain), July 2007, 18:50, 1K, non-wetsuit swim following English Channel rules Lake Imja, Mount Everest (1K, Nepal) First Crossing: Lewis Pugh (Great Britain), 2010 at 5,300-meter (17,000+ feet) altitude, nonwetsuit swim following English Channel rules Lake Zürich, Switzerland First Winter Swim in Lake Zürich, Switzerland: Ram Barkai (South Africa), February 2009, 2.2K in 4°C (39°F) water with 32°F (0°C) air temperature and a 19°F (-7°C) wind chill, nonwetsuit swim following English Channel rules Amazon River, Peru to Brazil (5,450K) First Stage Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 1 February to 7 April 2007, 5,268K in 66 days from source to estuary Fastest Stage Swim: Darko Novovic (Serbia), November 2010, 46 days from source to estuary Danube River through European Countries (3,004K) First Stage Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 25 June to 23 August 2000, 58 days Danube River from Melk, Austria to Paks, Hungary (504.5K) First Non-Stop River Swim: Ricardo Hoffman (Argentina), 481.5K, 84 hours and 37 minutes Longest Non-stop River Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), July 2001, 84 hours and 10 minutes Mississippi River, USA (3,797K) First Stage Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 4 July to 9 September 2002, 68 days from source to estuary Paraná River, Argentina from Iguazzu Falls to Rio de La Plata, Buenos Aires (3,998K) First Stage Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 15 November to 8 December 2003, 24 days from source to estuary Yangtze River, China (4,003K) First Stage Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 10 June 2004 to 30 July 2004, 51 days from source to Shanghai

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Lignano to Ravenna, Italy (162.5K) Longest Ocean Swim in Europe: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 1994, 55 hours and 11 minutes Venice to Portorose, Italy (100K) Fastest Swim: Martin Strel (Slovenia), 1996, 41 hours and 11 minutes

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