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Randy Perkins

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Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan crossed by Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Kieron Palframan (South Africa), Toks Viviers (South Africa), Andrew Chin (South Africa), Pedro Ordenes (Chile), Randy Perkins (USA), Rachel Golub (USA), Cristian Vergara (USA/Chile), Scott Lautman (USA), Mark Lautman (USA) [wetsuit], Rafal Ziobro (Poland), and Gustavo Oriozabala (Argentina)

Randy Perkins, also known as Conquistador is an American open water swimmer who crossed of the Straits of Magellan on 20 January 2013. The water temperature ranged from 36.5-41ºC (2.2-5ºF) where he faced currents ranging between 11 to 17 knots (nautical miles per hour) as he was escorted by Coach Pedro Ordenes of Water World Swim to Tierra del Fuego, Chile and is a regular swimmers at the Notorious Alki Swimmers of Seattle, Washington.

Swimming Crossings of the Strait of Magellan[edit]

The first person to cross the Strait of Magellan was American Lynne Cox in 1976. She was followed by the following extreme swimmers:

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