Iconic Swims

Australia and New Zealand

South Head Roughwater

  • swims since
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Challenge:

Rottnest Channel

Cook Strait

Lake Taupo

  • 42 swims since 1955
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: 40.2 km
  • Challenge:

Foveaux Strait

  • 8 swims since 1963
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: 28.6 km
  • Challenge:

British Isles

Lake Windermere

Bristol Channel

English Channel

Loch Lomond

Loch Ness

North Channel

Canada

Lac Saint-Jean

  • 830 swims since 1955
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 32 km
  • Challenge:

Northumberland Strait

  • swims since 1951
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: km
  • Challenge:

Georgia Stait

  • 11 swims since 1967
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: km
  • Challenge:

Lake Ontario

East Asia

Tsugaru Strait

Northern Europe

Beltquerung

Pacific

Kaiwi Channel

South Africa

Robben Island

False Bay

South America

Travessia 14 Bis

  • swims since
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 24 km
  • Challenge:

Leme to Pontal

Southern Asia

Palk Strait

  • 8 swims since 1954
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: km
  • Challenge:

Southern Europe

Strait of Gibraltar

Messenian Gulf

  • 161 swims since 2003
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 30 km
  • Challenge:

Capri-Napoli

  • 968 swims since 1954
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 36 km
  • Challenge:

Menorca Channel

United States (East)

Key West

  • 849 swims since 2006
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 20.1 km
  • Challenge:

Boston Light Swim

  • 244 swims since 1908
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 12.9 km
  • Challenge:

8 Bridges

  • 369 swims since 2011
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 21-32 km
  • Challenge:

Swim Across the Sound

  • 224 swims since 1993
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 25 km
  • Challenge:

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

  • 119 swims since 1998
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 37 km
  • Challenge:

Swim Around Manhattan

  • 964 swims since 1915
  • Solo swim sanctioned by New York Open Water
  • Distance: 45.9 km
  • Challenge:

Lake Memphremagog

Lake George

  • 11 swims since 1958
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: 51.8 km
  • Challenge:

Cape Cod Bay

United States (Central)

Horsetooth Swim

  • swims since
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Challenge:

Swim the Suck

  • 565 swims since 2010
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 16.6 km
  • Challenge:

United States (West)

SCAR

  • 555 swims since 2013
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 9-23 km
  • Challenge:

Round-Trip Angel Island

  • swims since
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 16 km
  • Challenge:

Santa Barbara Channel

Catalina Channel

Lake Tahoe

  • 60 swims since 1963
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: 17.2 km
  • Challenge:

Monterey Bay

Gulf of the Farallones

  • 5 swims since 1967
  • Solo swim sanctioned by none
  • Distance: 33-48 km
  • Challenge:

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Western Europe

Lake Zurich

  • 552 swims since 1987
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 26.4 km
  • Challenge:

Round Jersey

IJsselmeer

  • 360 swims since 1970
  • Solo swim sanctioned by
  • Distance: 22 km
  • Challenge:

Lake Geneva