Channel swim

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noun - Channel swim (or channel crossing) is a non-stop solo or relay swim that crosses a natural or man-made body of water, generally understood as an ocean strait, between two land bases or two larger navigable bodies of water, although it can also refer to a traverse between two islands or across a river, slough, archipelago or bay. Channel swims are generally understood to be a marathon swimming distance (either 10 kilometers or 25 kilometers), but can also be a shorter distance.

The athlete was preparing for her longest channel swim yet by training four days a day. Synonyms: open water swim, marathon swim and long-distance swim.


Long distance swimming, Marathon swimming, Ultra marathon swimming, long distance swim, Ultra long distance swimming, Open water swimming, Ultra marathon swimming, open water swimming, rough water swimming, channel swimming, long distance swimming, channel crossings

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