Martyn Webster - Loch Awe
Torran Bay to Kilchurn Rail Bridge
36.3 km (22.6 miles)
13 hours, 30 minutes on 9 July 2018
Observed and documented by Catriona O'Keefe
Fastest Loch Awe crossing
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- Name: Martyn Webster
- Gender: male
- Age on swim date: 51
- Nationality: Great Britain
- Resides: Switzerland
- Martin O'Keefe - pilot
- Catherine French - crew
- Catriona O'Keefe - observer
Escort Vessel: Loch Awe Boats rental (Ardbrecknish)
Category: Solo, nonstop, unassisted.
Rules: MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, without exception or modification.
- Body of Water: Loch Awe
- Route Type: one-way
- Start Location: Torran Bay (56.185754, -5.423251)
- Finish Location: Kilchurn Rail Bridge (56.407994, -5.020842)
- Minimum Route Distance: 36.3 km (22.6 miles)
See Loch Awe swims (LongSwimsDB)
- Start: 9 July 2018, 06:10, British Standard Time
- Finish: 9 July 2018, 19:40:37
- Elapsed: 13 hours, 30 minutes, 37 seconds.
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Crossing the Entrance to River Awe….rough!
From Oban Times, August 2, 2018.
A man from Switzerland has swum the length of Loch Awe in what might be a record time.
Martyn Webster completed the 23.9-mile swim in a time of 13 hours, 30 minutes and 37 seconds.
He is waiting for confirmation of his record by the British Long Distance Swimming Association.
Martyn started at Torran Bay and finished at the Kilchurn Rail Bridge.
Martyn, who is an experienced long-distance swimmer and has completed swims around Manhattan Island and across the Straits of Gibraltar, said he found this swim ‘tougher than the English Channel’.
His support boat was hired from Cliff and Janet at Loch Awe Boats, Ardbrecknish.