Pedro Ordenes

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Pedro Ordenes, founder of Water World Swim and leader of swim expeditions around the world
Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan crossed by Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Kieron Palframan (South Africa), Toks Viviers (South Africa), Andrew Chin (South Africa), Pedro Ordenes (Chile), Randy Perkins (USA), Rachel Golub (USA), Cristian Vergara (USA/Chile), Scott Lautman (USA), Mark Lautman (USA) [wetsuit], Rafal Ziobro (Poland), and Gustavo Oriozabala (Argentina)

Pedro Ordenes of Water World Swim is a renowned cold water swimmer, coach and open water swim organizer from Chile who has lived in Miami, Florida and resides in Mill Valley, California. He runs Water World Swim that organizes many swims and workouts in San Francisco Bay, California

Open Water Swimming

Ordenes has done and organized open water swims around the world including those in San Francisco Bay and the Galápagos Islands. He is the inspiration and instructor of the Swim with Pedro Weekly Workouts.

Among his many cold water accomplishments, Ordenes swam the Strait of Magellan in 1999 in 39°F with 35 mph winds and 3-5 feet swells against 12-14 knot currents. He has done 978 Alcatraz Island crossings to date and a double crossing of the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina.

Water World Swim

Ordenes organizes a number of open water swims and swim expeditions around the world.


500th Alcatraz Island

By Steven Hurwitz, Gary Emich and Pedro Ordenes

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