Frying a Swim

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verb - Frying a Swim or doubling up is a term that defines a swimmer swimming double the standard distance of an open water swim.


Named for Elizabeth Fry who swam twice the distance of the standard course at the 2015 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona, U.S.A. It was also accomplished in 1984 by Christine Cossette when she swam an unprecedented 64 km across Lac St-Jean and back at the 1984 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada. It is also regularly done by the 8-mile Club at the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa and offered at the Swim the Kingdom Week in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, U.S.A.


doubling up, two-way, double crossing

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