Anna Fugina

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Anna Fugina is a 66-year-old American open water swimmer from Murdock, Florida.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • She was the first person to successfully swim around Key West, the southernmost point of the continental U.S.A. Her swim of 12 hours 59 minutes in 1977 was the catalyst of the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West race organized by Bill Welzien. Fugina had suffered injuries from a car accident and used swimming as therapy to assist in recovery. On 4 July 1977, she took 12 hours 59 minutes to finish the circumnavigation around Key West.
  • In 1978, Fugina finished the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West in Florida in 8 hours.
  • Over the course of her career, she has competed in 41 annual Swim Around Key Wests.

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