What's the next record-distance swim out there?

westwest Member
edited September 2013 in General Discussion
This weekend I was wondering what 110+ mile swim someone might attempt next, and I started looking at the Gulf of California. I don't really know what the distances across are at various points - all I can tell from Google is that there's a ferry that goes 200 km across the Gulf, which is a bit far! Further north in the Gulf the distances look a bit shorter.

What other swims do you think are out there that are likely to be attempted.

(Coincidentally, I just got to the part in Lynn Cox's new book where she talks about giant squid in the Gulf of California. I'm temporarily never swimming again.)
dpm50DanSimonelli

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  • English Channel 4 way. Or even a one way from Cherbourg would be rather interesting.
  • EC 4 way, medley order ;-)
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  • suziedodssuziedods Charter Member
    Paul Lundgren is going to attempt across the Sea of Cortez shortly... that's pretty long.. 78miles???
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  • I think a good swim would be from the top of Cape York in Australia to Indonesia. Have not been able to get exact distance but looks like 140km.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
    edited September 2013
    Nearest country north of Cape York is the independent state Papua New Guinea
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
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  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    Hey, this is an interesting blast from the past. I just clicked on it because it was a suggestion in related discussions box. Seems like there needs to be some new goal setting... Although the EC IM still has not been accomplished.

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  • BridgetBridget New York StateMember

    curly said: Hey, this is an interesting blast from the past. I just clicked on it because it was a suggestion in related discussions box. Seems like there needs to be some new goal setting... Although the EC IM still has not been accomplished.

    Diabolical.

    dpm50
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