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Channel swim

From Openwaterpedia

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.

Usage

The athlete was preparing for her longest channel swim yet by training four days a day.

Synonyms

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

Ed Williams' North Channel Swim


Ed Williams in August 2016

Molokai Channel Video

Roz Hardiman on WOWSA Live


Roz Hardiman on the 8 May 2020 edition of WOWSA Live with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison.

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