Isla Soledad (or East Falkland) is the largest island of the Falklands in the South Atlantic Ocean having an area of 6,605 km2 (2,550 square miles) or 54% of the total area of the Falklands. The island consists of two main land masses, the more southerly of which is known as Lafonia, joined by a narrow isthmus that was the scene of the Battle of Goose Green during the Falklands War.
Open Water Swimming
- Gustavo Oriozabala from Argentina was the first person to swim between islands (Gran Malvina and Isla Soledad) in the Falkland Islands in 2006 in 3-5ºC water.
- Ruben Gonzales and Jade Perry swam 5 km in the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) from Isla Gran Malvina (West Falkland) to La Isla Soledad (East Falkland) through the Strait of San Carlos in water temperatures between 9-10°C in 1 hour 26 minutes on 13 March 2018, the first successful crossing without a wetsuit.
- Gustavo Oriozabala From Grav Malvina To Isla Soledad
- Gustavo Oriozabala's Solo Swim From Gran Malvina To Isla Soledad
- Islas Malvinas with Matías Ola and Jackie Cobell
- Swimming From The West To East In The Falklands
- Jackie Cobell Continues Swims In Unprecedented Locations
- Ruben Gonzales, Jade Perry Cross Estrecho de San Carlos