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Transatlantic swim

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Ben Hooper's Swim the Big Blue course across the Atlantic Ocean starting in Dakar

noun - A transatlantic swim is a transoceanic swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

Usage[edit]

Ben Lecomte is attempting a transatlantic stage swim during 2016.

Transoceanic Swims in the Atlantic Ocean[edit]

At least 5 open water swimmers have attempted, planned or completed transoceanic assisted stage swims across the Atlantic Ocean:

Transoceanic Swim in the Pacific Ocean[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

transoceanic swim, transatlantic crossing

Types of Open Water Swim Courses[edit]

A geometric course refers to the triangular, rectangular or any other multi-side shape of an open water swimming event. It generally has the start and finish at the same point, but not always. The start and finish can be in the water or on land. It can also be referred to as a loop course.

A loop course refers to the shape of an open water swim where swimmers swim around buoys in any geometric shape (e.g., triangular or rectangular), generally starting and finishing at the same point which can be in on land or in the water at a fixed position.

A ship-to-shore course refers to a course that begins on a ship or boat or other type of marine vessel and ends on a nearby shoreline.

A point-to-point course or a linear course refers to the shape of an open water swim where swimmers start and finish at two separate points that can be on land or in the water at a fixed position.

An out-and-back course course refers to the shape of an open water swim where swimmers or triathletes start onshore, head out to a point away from shore in a bay, ocean, sea, lake or estuary, and then return back to the finish at the same point where the swim started.

A bank-to-bank course refers to a course that starts on one bank (of a river or shore) and finishes on the opposite or other bank.

An island-to-island swim is a point-to-point swim from one island to another.

An offshore swim where a majority or all of the swim is located far offshore, away from a continent or mainland.

A coastal swim is an open water swim where most of the course is located along a coast or shoreline.

A transoceanic swim course is an assisted stage swim or relay across one of the world's oceans.

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