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Bruno Baumgartner

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Bruno Baumgartner, photo by Frank Wechsel

Bruno Baumgartner is a Swiss open water swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

  • On 19 June 2011, he crossed the 14.4 km Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco in 4 hours 1 minute at the age of 42.
  • On 11 August 2011, he completed the 26.4 km Lake Zurich Marathon Swim in 8 hours 8 minutes 25 seconds at the age of 42.
  • On 29 August 2012, he crossed the 19 km Beltquerung (Fehmarn Belt) between Germany and Denmark in 4 hours 53 minutes at the age of 43. He broke the record previously held by Christof Wandratsch in 5 hours 11 minutes.
  • On 5 August 2012, he completed the 26.4 km Lake Zurich Marathon Swim in Switzerland in 7 hours 33 minutes 45 seconds at the age of 43.
  • On 30 August 2013, he crossed 68.06 km lengthwise across the Bodensee from Germany to Austria in 24 hours 20 minutes at the age of 44 to become a member of the 24-hour club in 19°C water.

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