OWS Feats

Some of the most commonly pursued challenges on Open Water Swimming include:
  • Triple Crown - 165 recorded individuals
    • English Channel (34km between Dover, England and Calais, France)
    • Manhattan Island Circumnavigation (46km around Manhattan)
    • Catalina Channel (33km between Catalina and San Pedro CA)
  • Triple Break - 15 recorded individuals
    • Alcatraz Escape (2km between Alcatraz Island and San Francisco CA)
    • Rottnest Channel (20km between Perth WA and Rottnest Island)
    • Robben Escape (7km between Robben Island and Cape Town)
  • Oceans Seven - 7 recorded individuals
    • English Channel (34km between Dover, England and Calais, France)
    • Strait of Gibraltar (14km between Tarifa, Spain and Point Cires, Morocco)
    • Catalina Channel (33km between Catalina and San Pedro CA)
    • Cook Strait (26km between North and South Island in NZ)
    • Molokai / Kaiwi Channel (42km between Molokai and Oahu HI)
    • North Channel (35km between Northern Ireland and Scotland)
    • Tsugaru Channel (20km between Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan)
  • California Triple Crown - 6 recorded individuals
    • Catalina Channel (33km between Catalina and San Pedro CA)
    • Santa Barbara Channel (20km between Anacapa and Oxnard CA)
    • Lake Tahoe (34km across the lengthwise axis of Tahoe CA)
  • New Zealand Triple Crown - 4 recorded individuals
    • Cook Strait (26km between North and South Island in NZ)
    • Lake Taupo (40km across the lengthwise axis of Taupo in NZ)
    • Foveaux Strait (26km between Stewart and South Island in NZ)
  • Lake Monsters Triple Crown - No recorded individuals
    • Loch Ness (37km across the lengthwise axis of Ness in Scotland)
    • Lake Tahoe (34km across the lengthwise axis of Tahoe CA)
    • Lac Memphremagog (40km between Newport VT and Magog QC)
  • Still Water 8 - No recorded individuals
    • Loch Ness (37km across the lengthwise axis of Ness in Scotland)
    • Lake Windemere (17km across the lengthwise axis of Windemere in England)
    • Lake Zurich (26km the lengthwise axis of Zurich in Switzerland)
    • Lake Tahoe (34km across the lengthwise axis of Tahoe CA)
    • Lake Baikal (11km across the lengthwise axis of Baikal in Russia)
    • Lake Taupo (40km across the lengthwise axis of Taupo in NZ)
    • Lake Ontario (51km across the lengthwise axis of Ontario in Canada)
    • Lake Titicaca (7km across the lengthwise axis of Titicaca in Bolivia/Peru)
  • Continents Seven - No recorded individuals
    • Solo Open Water Swims completed in all seven continents of Planet Earth within one year: 
      • Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America

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