Alain Charmey

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Alain Charmey is an pool and open water swimmer who completed the first crossing of Lake Geneva in 22 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds from Geneva to the city of Villneuve.

Alain Charmay, a then 34-year-old Swiss physical education teacher and swimming coach, completed an unprecedented crossing of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in August 1986. The former Swiss national swimming champion swam 44.7 miles (71.9 km) in 22 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds from Villeneuve, on the eastern end of the lake, to Geneva by a small flotilla with his support team.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the greatest distance covered in a continuous swim was 288 miles by Clarence Giles in the Yellowstone River in 71 hours and 3 minutes.

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