Barraesque

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adjective - Barrasque means to swim several marathon swims during one specific period (e.g., one summer season or calendar name). Alternatively, it refers to an open water swimming accomplishment that is achievable by only the most talented and committed.

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First used by Steven Munatones in the Daily News of Open Water Swimming in 2010 to describe the accomplishments of American marathon swimmer Dave Barra who completed the following swims during 2010: 17.5-mile Ederle Swim (New York-New Jersey), 9.6-mile Maui Channel (Lanai and Maui), 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (Florida), 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (New York), 20.2-mile Catalina Channel (Catalina-California), 8-mile Boston Light Swim (Massachusetts), English Channel (England-France), and the 5 km CIBBOWS Aquarium (New York).

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