From OpenwaterpediaWater World Swim is a renowned cold water swimmer, coach and open water swim organizer. He has done and organized open water swims around the world including those in San Francisco Bay. He is the inspiration and instructor of the Swim with Pedro Weekly Workouts.
Among his many cold water accomplishments, Ordenes swam the Strait of Magellan in 1999 in 39°F with 35 mph winds and 3-5 feet swells against 12-14 knot currents. He also did over 500 Alcatraz Island crossings and a double crossing of the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina.