The Saltstraumen swim is a rapid sprint across a 0.25 km tidal split with the world's fastest whirlpool, up to 400,000,000 cubic metres of seawater forces its way through a 3 km long and 250-meter wide strait every six hours, with water speeds reaching 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph).
The tandem swim by the Wild Swimming Brothers (Hudson Brothers including 24-year-old Jack Hudson, 26-year-old Calum Hudson and 29-year-old Robbie Hudson) is part of Into the Maelstrom event, an open water swimming attempt to swim across the two biggest and most powerful whirlpools in the world, the Moskstraumen and Saltstraumen in Norway. Swirling violently off the Norwegian coast, above the Arctic Circle and on the edge of the Lofoten Islands, these two vast whirlpools have the strongest and fastest tidal currents in the world.
The swimming expedition is scheduled for 20-29 August 2016.
To raise awareness about oil drilling plans in the Lofoten Islands.