Lake Baikal Relay Eco Crossing – World Open Water Swimming Association

5 Russian swimmers completed the 50 km Lake Baikal Relay Eco Crossing in 16 hours 11 minutes, swimming in 30-minute rotations as the water temperature fell from 14°C to 12°C with the air at 5°C.



Situated in Eastern Siberia, 5 Russian swimmers completed a 50 km course across Lake Baikal in 16 hours 11 minutes as the the winds increased and conditions worsened until the water temperature dropped from 14°C to 5°C over the final 2 km.

Why it was nominated

For dealing with increasingly colder and tougher over the 16 hour 11 minute relay and dealing with repeated back-to-back immersions in cold water across the deepest lake in the world.




Oleg Dokuchaev, Maria Chizhova, Pavel Komarov, Eugene Zozulya from Vladivostok and Andrey Bugay

  • 01/05/2021

    Creditable and keep going

  • 01/05/2021


  • 01/06/2021

    Well done, keep it up ??

  • 01/07/2021


  • 01/07/2021

    You are the best!

  • 01/07/2021

    Браво! Молодцы! Вы лучшие!???

  • 01/08/2021


  • 01/15/2021

    Это был красивый заплыв сильных и добрых людей!!!???

  • 01/23/2021

    Well done