S Sriharim is a member of Delphinus, a 6-person relay team that swam 286 km (177.7 miles) around the city of Mumbai, India in an event called Swimmathon. Delphinus started and finished at the Gateway of India between 28-30 October 2014 in a clockwise course in 49 hours 44 minutes.
- Wing Commander Paramvir Singh
- Sergeant G Narhari
- Sergeant AK Patel
- Sergeant S Sriharim
- Corporal Aneesh Singh
- Leading Aircraftsman V Tokas
The Swimmathon was the longest open water swimming relay in Asia with the goal to promote and popularize the sport of open water swimming in India and to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the Indian Air Force.
The swimmathon was extremely challenging as the sea conditions were rough and swim was against current, besides other challenges of marine life like jellyfish and a very high level of water pollution in Thane Creek. Two independent observers from the Maharashtra State Amateur Aquatic Association were on board an escort boat to observe and ratify the swimming record. Mumbai is a triangular shaped island surrounded on two sides by the Arabian Sea, while the third side is Thane Creek.
Delphinus Records Set
- Longest open water swim in Asia
- First swim around Mumbai in the clockwise direction
- Longest open water swim in the Arabian Sea
- Longest open water swim by a military team