Iconic Marathon Swims

English Channel

Solo swim sanctioned by Channel Swimming Assocation

Bristol Channel

Unregulated solo swim

North Channel

Solo swim sanctioned by Irish Long Distance Swimming Association

BLDSA Windermere

Annual event since 1958

BLDSA Torbay

Annual event since 1958

Loch Ness

Unregulated solo swim

Round Jersey

Solo swim sanctioned by Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club

Boston Light Swim

Annual event since 1907

Catalina Channel

Solo swim sanctioned by Catalina Channel Swimming Federation

Lake Tahoe

Unregulated solo swim

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Solo swim sanctioned by Northwest Open Water Swimming Association

Lake George

Unregulated solo swim

Swim Around Key West

Annual event since 1977

Santa Barbara Channel

Solo swim sanctioned by Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association

Monterey Bay

Solo swim sanctioned by Monterey Bay Swimming Association

20 Bridges (pka Manhattan Island Marathon Swim)

Annual event since 1982

Angel Island (San Francisco Bay)

Unregulated solo swim

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

Annual event since 1999

Swim the Suck

Annual event since 2010

In Search of Memphre

Annual event since 2011

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

Annual event since 2011

SCAR Swim Challenge

Annual event since 2012

Cruce Rio de la Plata

Solo swim sanctioned by Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata

Travessia 14 Bis

Annual event since 1970

El Cruce

Annual event since 1980

Strait of Gibraltar

Solo swim sanctioned by Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Estrecho de Gibraltar

Fehmarnbelt

Solo swim sanctioned by Beltquerung

Menorca Channel

Solo swim sanctioned by Menorca Channel Swimming Association

Toroneos Gulf Marathon

Annual event since 1971

Lake Geneva

Solo swim sanctioned by Lake Geneva Swimming Association

Lake Zurich Marathon Swim

Annual event since 1987

Northumberland Strait

Unregulated solo swim

Lake Ontario

Solo swim sanctioned by Solo Swims of Ontario

Rottnest Channel Swim

Annual event since 1956

Hawaiian Islands (9 channels)

Unregulated solo swim

Cook Strait

Solo swim sanctioned by Cook Strait Swimming Association

Lake Taupo

Unregulated solo swim

South Head Roughwater

Annual event since 2002

Tsugaru Strait

Solo swim sanctioned by Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Palk Strait

Unregulated solo swim