Long distance swimming

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Long distance swimming in the Cayman Islands

noun - Long distance swimming are swims that are generally done in open bodies of water over a certain distance or time. Swims up to 10K (6.2 mi) in distance is one standard, but long distance swims can be of any distance may take place in pools or lidos. Ultra long distance swimming is generally considered to be at least 25 km (15.5 mi) in distance, but it is occasionally referred to as Marathon swimming which is generally considered to be 10 km at a minimum.

Long distance swims can be solo swims by a single individual, a relay, a Stage swim or events or competitions that involve many participants.


Open water swimming, Ocean swimming, Marathon swimming, Ultra long distance swimming, Channel swimming

Long Distance Swimming

Bruckner Chase is shown below doing some long distance swimming in Amerika Samoa.

Channel Swimming

Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Driven, A Documentary of Marathon Swimming

Olympic 10K Test Event

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