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Century swim

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Bill Welzien after completing his Century Swim, a 12.5-mile circumnavigation swim around Key West, Florida in May 2018
Theodore Yach on the cover of the April 2016 issue of Open Water Swimming Magazine
Escort kayaker David Welzien with Bill Welzien after completing 122nd circumnavigation swim of 20.1 km around Key West in southern Florida in 6 hours 59 minutes on 11 May 2021. His streak began in 1991 and continues through 2021

noun - A century swim or century crossing is the 100th open water swim of the same venue, event or crossing or a non-stop swim of 100 miles or 100 km in length.

Solo Century Swim

Sarah Thomas completed an unprecedented 104.6-mile (168.3 km) current neutral course on an island loop route in Lake Champlain in New York and Vermont suggested by Karl Kingery and monitored and observed by Marathon Swimmers Federation on 7-9 August 2017.

Century Swim Definitions

A century swim can also refer to one hundred one hundreds (or 100 x 100s), a pool swimming distance freestyle interval set that is a tradition among competitive pool swimmers, channel swimmers, and marathon swimmers. One hundred swims of 100 yards or 100 meters each, or a total of 10,000m or 10,000 yards, is conducted in a pool, either on one consistent interval or performed at different intervals. The set is usually done during the year-end training period by competitive age-group swimmers, collegiate teams and adult masters swimmers.

Usage

Theodore Yach is planning his century swim this year to Robben Island.
The team of adult swimmers challenged themselves to 100 x 100s at a 1:30 pace, but the top swimmers in the world can do 100 x 100s at 1:00 in a 25-yard pool.

Synonyms

100x100, 100 x 100s, 100 x 100, century crossing

Century Swimmers

Century swimmers include:

Note: Kathie Hewko has completed 92 crossings across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay, California to date.

Videos

Triple Crown pool swimming sets

The Triple Crown is a 3-part pool swimming series developed by Coach Michael Collins of the Nova Masters Swim Team. It is a version of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and century swims and is conducted during the American holiday season in November, December and January. The three swims are as follows:

  • Part 1 includes 50 swims on a 1:40 interval for a total swimming time of 1 hour 24 minutes total time
  • Part 2 includes 75 swims on a 1:30 interval for a total swimming time of 1 hour 53 minutes total time
  • Part 3 includes 100 swims on a 1:20 interval for a total swimming time of 2 hours 14 minutes

Robben Island Century Swim

Theodore Yach completed his 100th crossing (Century swim) between Cape Town and Robben Island in March 2016.

1 on 25 November 1981 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 1 hours 54 minutes
2 on 31 October 1987 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 24 minutes
3 on 5 March 1988 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 27 minutes
4 on 12 May 1988 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 54 minutes
5 on 22 December 1988 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay (two-way) in 6 hours 53 minutes
6 on 22 December 1988 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay (two-way) in 6 hours 53 minutes
7 on 2 June 1991 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
8 on 23 February 1993 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 21 minutes
9 on 14 August 1993 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
10 on 7 May1994 from Camps Bay to Robben Island in 5 hours 30 minutes
11 on 14 May 1995 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 14 minutes
12 on 17 February 1996 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 54 minutes
13 on 19 May 1996 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 58 minutes
14 on 20 December 1997 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 17 minutes
15 on 22 February 1998 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 18 minutes
16 on 1 May 1998 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
17 on 3 October 1998 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 26 minutes
18 on 2 January 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
19 on 1 May 1999 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 15 minutes
20 on 6 November 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
21 on 18 November 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 10 minutes
22 on 30 December 1999 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 33 minutes
23 on 10 June 2000 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 31 minutes
24 on 14 October 2000 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
25 on 3 March 2001 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 38 minutes
26 on 1 May 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 42 minutes
27 on 18 May 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
28 on 16 June 2001 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 1 minutes
29 on 23 September 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 3 hours 9 minutes
30 on 2 March 2002 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 12 minutes
31 on 11 May 2002 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 18 minutes
32 on 2 June 2002 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 36 minutes
33 on 30 December 2002 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 19 minutes
34 on 1 March 2003 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 23 minutes
35 on 26 April 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
36 on 31 May 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 16 minutes
37 on 19 October 2003 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 59 minutes
38 on 30 November 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 13 minutes
39 on 27 March 2004 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 3 minutes
40 on 14 April 2004 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
41 on 30 January 2005 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 44 minutes
42 on 11 September 2005 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
43 on 18 February 2006 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 38 minutes
44 on 5 March 2006 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 5 minutes
45 on 12 May 2006 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 22 minutes
46 on 5 January 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 15 minutes
47 on 17 February 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 21 minutes
48 on 31 March 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
49 on 1 May 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 14 minutes
50 on 4 April 2008 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 5 minutes
51 on 27 April 2008 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 54 minutes
52 on 28 September 2008 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 43 minutes
53 on 26 April 2009 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
54 on 28 November 2009 from Three Anchor Bay to Round Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay (two-way) in 10 hours 39 minutes
55 on 28 November 2009 from Three Anchor Bay to Round Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay (two-way) in 10 hours 39 minutes
56 on 2 May 2010 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 51 minutes
57 on 4 December 2010 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
58 on 18 December 2010 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 2 hours 58 minutes
59 on 13 February 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes
60 on 19 March 2011 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 49 minutes
61 on 25 August 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 45 minutes
62 on 25 September 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 36 minutes
63 on 29 January 2012 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 33 minutes
64 on 18 March 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
65 on 29 July 2012 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 27 minutes
66 on 16 September 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 27 minutes
67 on 2 October 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes
68 on 15 December 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
69 on 17 February 2013 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 45 minutes
70 on 6 March 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 29 minutes
71 on 11 May 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
72 on 17 June 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 35 minutes
73 on 10 July 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 4 minutes
74 on 2 October 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
75 on 3 November 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 47 minutes
76 on 24 November 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
77 on 27 December 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 4 hours 20 minutes
78 on 26 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 24 minutes
79 on 1 March 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
80 on 29 March 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 13 minutes
81 on 8 April 2014 from Llandudno to Robben Island in 7 hours 3 minutes
82 on 28 June 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 14 minutes
83 on 30 July 2014 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 31 minutes
84 on 17 August 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
85 on 7 November 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
86 on 29 November 2014 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 52 minutes
87 on 1 January 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
88 on 24 January 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
89 on 15 March 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 8 minutes
90 on 30 March 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 21 minutes
91 on 12 April 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 15 minutes
92 on 17 May 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
93 on 20 June 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 34 minutes
94 on 9 October 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 43 minutes
95 on 22 November 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg on 2 hours 0 minutes
96 on 6 December 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 1 hour 59 minutes
97 on 17 December 2015 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 4 hours 36 minutes
98 16 January 2016 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes
99 13 February 2016 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
100 22 March 2016 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 10 minutes

Origin

Steven Munatones in the Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Sarah Thomas' Century Swim


Raw footage from Sarah Thomas' 104.6 mile (168.3 km) 67 hour 16 minute Century Swim in Lake Champlain, New York in August 2017, courtesy of the Marathon Swimmers Federation.

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