There are innumerable marathon swimming records that are set in the open water across the African continent. Below is a short list of all the marathon swimming records available.


If you know of any records that are not listed or that were set or broken (the first, the fastest, the oldest, the most prolific), please email information on the swimmer's name, country, official time, date and location toOpen Water Source at

For additional information on marathon swimming records, visit theInternational Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website.