Bengisu Avcı

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Explore&push your limits ! Discover Turkish riviera, swim in turquoise waters 🌊

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Bengisu AVCI started her swimming life at Aegean, Turkey in 2002. She first competed at 200, 400m distances, then she changed her profession to longer distances to.5k and 10k . She has received many champion titles in Turkey, become a National Team member and represented her country in LEN Cup and European Juniors between 2011 to 2015.

In 2017 she attempt to swim the English Channel, swam for 7hrs in cold water, she faced hypotermia and ended her attempt. After this tragic experience, she didn‘t lose her faith and made a second attempt at the following season. In 2018 she reached her goal and swum the Channel in a time of 11hrs 29m, which gave her the title of “ Fastest woman of Turkey “

ın 2022 She become the First woman swam across Catalina Island-California and started coaching Channel swimmers. She swam Strait of Gibraltar with the Turkish Record and Manhattan Island swim, which gave her the title first “Triple crown” swimmer (woman) of Turkey.

She is still competing and help others to reach their dreams .

WOWSA Certified Coach Level

Certified Coach Level 5

Type of Coaching

Racing 25k and under
Marathon Channel Swimming

Accreditation and Awards

BSc. at EGE University Department of Sports sciences ( Coaching )
National Team Open Water Swimmer (2011-2015) Participation at European Juniors and LEN Cup OW Championships.
National Champion in 10K
English Channel swimmer 2018
Catalina Channel Swimmer 2022
Strait of Gibraltar 2023
20 Bridges, Swim around Manhattan 2023, (Triple Crown in OW )
OCEANMAN Series Alanya Turkey, 4th Women 10k
Dardanelles Strait (Çanakkale,TUR) Champion 2018-2019
Capri -Napoli Relay 2016

Training Plans Offered

İndividual / online sessions.
- 1-2-1 Sessions in swimming pools and Open water swimming venues.
- Organizing swimming camps in Turkish Riviera with UltimateSwimming Group
- Adaptation courses: "Pool to Open Water"
" Overcome your fear of Open water "
- Coaching Channel swimmers.

Offers Courses


Virtual or In-Person

In Person

How long have you been coaching?

Since 2017

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