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Långholmen

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Långholmen is part of the Prison Island Swims (or the Triple Break or Triple Crown of Prison Island Swims that were nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year

Långholmen is an island in central Stockholm, between Södermalm and Kungsholmen.

Långholmen is a green oasis in the city, and a popular spot for walks, picnics and swimming. The small beaches, located right outside the former prison, are usually crowded in summer. Up until 1975, Långholmen was used as a prison island. Since 1989 Långholmen Prison has been a 112-room hotel and hostel. In the former prison hospital there is now a restaurant and pub.

Långholmen was originally rocky and barren, but in the 18th century, prison inmates covered the island with mud dredged from the surrounding waterways.

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