Ryan Provencher is a 46-year-old open water swimmer from Växjö, Sweden.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- He set the wetsuit record in 6:43:59 in the Vidösternsimmet, a 21 km marathon swim in Lake Vidöstern in Småland, Sweden traditionally held in August. The Vidösternsimmet is Sweden's longest open water swimming competition that stretches from north of Osudden in Jönköping County to the Strait of Kronoberg in the south. The race is divided into five different legs between 2.8 km and 5.5 km where swimmers stopped for hydration and refueling. Wetsuits (optional) and orange-colored swimmer safety devices are used.
- He finished 2nd in the Overall Double Slam at the 2020 Open Water Virtual Grand Slam at the age of 46.
- He completed the 2x21km Viking Swim of the Vidösternsimmet, a 42 km marathon swim in Lake Vidöstern in Småland, Sweden in 13 hours 30 minutes on 13 August 2021.
- Ted Molin, Helén Runger Victorious In 42 km Vidösternsimmet
- Mark Johnston On The 2021 Open Water Virtual Grand Slam
- Krista Belanger, Eric Nilsson Win 2020 Skins Open Water Virtual Grand Slam
- Hampus Carlsson Wins 2020 Wetsuits Open Water Virtual Grand Slam
- Open Water Virtual Grand Slam
- Open Water Swimming
- Flathead Lake Open Water Virtual Triple Crown
- Vidösternsimmet Smiling In Sweden Stroke-by-Stroke
- List Of Marathon Swims Around The World
- Vidösternsimmet website
- Facebook group page
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming website
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming