Tiburón

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Victor Guillermo Contreras, aka Tiburón
Tiburón is the nickname of Victor Guillermo Contreras, an open water swimmer from Chile who crossed the Strait of Gibraltar on 30 August 1981 in 3 hours 27 minutes at the age of 34. Tiburón is also an ice swimmer who has swum in the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel in 1980, and Deception Island near the Antarctic Peninsula in February 1987. He completed a 4.8 km crossing of the Strait of Magellan in 1 hour 28 minutes in February 1979 and a crossing in the English Channel in 1982 in 12 hours 2 minutes under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association. He also serves as a mentor and coach to extreme swimmers like Julieta Nuñez.

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