Carlos Peña

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Carlos Peña (born 1965 and known as the ultranadador) is a Spanish open water swimmer who has completed 56 different backstroke extreme swims in a wetsuit around the world and his native Spain.

Open Water Swimming Career

  • Peña swam backstroke with a wetsuit for 36 hours across a dam, the Gran Embalse de Alcántara (Cáceres) to benefit the CEAFA (Confederación Española de Asociaciones de Familiares de Personas con Alzheimer y otras Demencias or Spanish Confederation of Associations of Families of People with Alzheimer's and other dementias) in October 2015.
  • Peña completed a 25-day stage swim totaling 927 km along El Ebro (river) from Reinosa to Amposta on the the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Peña swam 48 km in a 25m pool in 24 hours in Tolosa.
  • Peña swam along the Old Bridge in Mostar to Metkovich during the War of the Balkans where he was escorted by peacekeepers in 1995.
  • Peña swam across the Strait of Magellan in Chile.
  • Peña swam 24 horas down the Ria de Bilbao, Spain.


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