How Fast Are Elite Open Water Swimmers?

How Fast Are Elite Open Water Swimmers?

How fast can they swim? In a 25-meter pool, elite French open water swimmers swam for over 3 miles in a hour.

Professional marathon swimmer Aurélie Muller covered 5377.75 meters or 3.34 miles in an hour.

World championship representative (in the 10 km and 25 km event) Axel Reymond (shown on left) covered 5784.15 meters or 3.59 miles in an hour.

Reymond is shown at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Europe.

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