Free swimming

From Openwaterpedia

noun - Freeswimming in swimming natural or man-made open bodies of water including oceans, lakes, rivers, bays and reservoirs, performed for pleasure, adventure or fitness at any time of the day or night. Open water races, competitions, camps, clinics, events, solo channel swims or marathon relays are not considered free swimming.

Freeswimming can be performed in tandem or in a group. If freeswimming is performed alone, it is generally referred to as solo freeswimming, self-supported swimming or self-sustained swimming.


He swam in the 1 km pier-to-pier race and then did some free swimming outside of the jetty.


wild swimming, open water swimming, expedition swimming, aquaour, free swim, expedition swimming, free solo swim, free solo swimming, free solo channel swim, free solo channel swimming, solo freeswimming, self-supported swimming or self-sustained swimming.

The Highest Swim

Madswimmers doing high-altitude swimming at 5909m (19,386 feet) in a frozen lake on Mt Tres Cruces, a volcano in the Andes Mountains along the Argentina - Chile border in South America with the water temperature between 0.5 - 2ºC (32.9ºF - 35.6ºC). Jean Craven, Herman van der Westhuizen and Chris Marthinusen completed the 5-minute neoprened wild swim while Evan Feldman and Milton Brest swam in wetsuits and Robert Graaff and Juandre Human were unable to partake in the final swim due to medical restraints after a 6-hour hike up the volcano and a laborious creating of the small area to swim through the 20 cm thick ice covering.

Ocean Navi In Izu Peninsula

Sea expedition led by Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi on the Izu Peninsula on Honshu in Japan

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