Marathon Swims, Long Distance Swims, Ultra Swims In America

Marathon Swims, Long Distance Swims, Ultra Swims In America

Below is a partial list of the growing number of marathon swims (long distance swims, ultra-marathon swims) in America.

These include established solo swims governed by an existing association or federation, relays, events and competitions, but it does not include stage swims by one individual or solo swims not governed by an existing association or events that are exclusively conducted with neoprene equipment or wetsuits.

1. 193 km (120 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York (7-day stage swim)
2. 115.8 km (72 miles): Kaieiewaho Channel between the islands of Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii
3. 111.5 km (69.3 miles): San Nicolas Channel between San Nicholas Island and Point Vicente, California
4. 98.4 km (61.2 miles): San Nicolas Channel between San Nicholas Island and Laguna Point, California
5. 87.5 km (54.4 miles): San Clemente Channel between San Clemente Island and Huntington Beach, California
6. 64.3 km (40 miles): Santa Barbara Channel between Santa Barbara Island and Point Vicente, California
7. 60.6 km (37.7 miles): Santa Barbara Channel between Santa Barbara Island and Point Dume, California
8. 50.5 km (31.4 miles): Lake Ontario, various courses in Lake Ontario between USA and Canada
9. 48.2 km (30 miles): Alenuihaha Channel between the islands of Hawaii and Maui in Hawaii
10. 45.8 km (28.5 miles): Manhattan Island Marathon Swim around Manhattan Island in New York
11. 44.2 km (27.5 miles): Santa Rosa Channel from Santa Rosa Island to Coal Oil Point, Goleta, California
12. 42 km (26 miles): END-WET in the Red River in North Dakota
12. 42 km (26 miles): Moloka’i Channel (Kaiwi Channel) between the islands of Oʻahu and Molokaʻi in Hawaii
14. 41.6 km (25.9 miles): San Miguel Channel between San Miguel Island and Point Conception, California
15. 40.2 km (25 miles): In Search of Memphre in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont
16. 38.6 km (24 miles): Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Tampa Bay, Florida
17. 37.8 km (23.5 miles): Santa Cruz Channel between Fry’s Harbor to Leadbetter Point, Santa Barbara, California
18. 34.1 km (21.25 miles): Lake Tahoe (long way) 19. 32.5 km (20.2 miles): Catalina Channel (San Pedro Channel) between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles, California, USA
20. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 5 in the Hudson River, New York
20. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 2 in the Hudson River, New York
20. 30.5 km (19 miles): Santa Cruz Channel between San Pedro Point and Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard, California
23. 29.4 km (18.3 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 1 in the Hudson River, New York
24. 29.1 km (18.1 miles: 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 7 in the Hudson River, New York
25. 28.1 km (17.5 miles): Ederle Swim between New York and New Jersey
26. 27.3 km (17 miles): Rose Pitonof Swim in New York, USA
27. 27.3 km (17 miles): Kaulakahi Channel between the islands of Kauai and Niihau in Hawaii
28. 27.3 km (17 miles): Kealaikahiki Channel between the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai in Hawaii
29. 25 km (15.5 miles): St. Vincent’s Foundation Swim Across the Sound from Connecticut to New York
30. 25 km (15.5 miles): Pensacola Bridge Swim in Pensacola, Florida
31. 24.4 km (15.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 4 in the Hudson River, New York
32. 21.2 km (13.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – Stage 3 in the Hudson River, New York
33. 20.2 km (12.6 miles): Distance Swim Challenge from Hermosa Beach to Santa Monica Beach in California
34. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): Swim Around Key West in Key West, Florida
35. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): FKCC Swim Around Key West in Key West, Florida
36. 19.9 km (12.4 miles): Anacapa Channel between Anacapa Island and Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard, California
37. 19.3 km (12 miles): Swim Around Charleston in South Carolina
38. 19.3 km (12 miles): That Dam Swim in Alabama
39. 18.8 km (11.7 miles): RiverFest Endurance Swim in Oregon
40. 17.7 km (11 miles): Portland Bridge Swim in the Williamette River, Oregon
41. 16.2 km (10 miles): La Jolla Cove Swim Club 10-miler in La Jolla, California
41. 16.2 km (10 miles): Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont
41. 16.2 km (10 miles): Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim in Charleston, Utah (see photo above)
41. 16.2 km (10 miles): Minnetonka Challenge in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota
41. 16.2 km (10 miles): Swim The Suck in Tennessee River Gorge, Tennessee
46. 15.4 km (9.6 miles): Maui Channel between the islands of Lanai and Maui in Hawaii
47. 14.9 km (9.3 miles): Kalohi Channel between the islands of Lanai and Molokaʻi in Hawaii
48. 13.5 km (8.4 miles): Pailolo Channel separates the islands of Maui and Molokai in the state of Hawaii
49. 13.1 km (8.2 miles): Pennock Island Challenge around Pennock Island in Alaska
50. 13 km (8.12 miles): Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim in Great Salt Lake in Utah
51. 12.87 km (8 miles): Swim for Freedom in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
51. 12.87 km (8 miles): Boston Light Swim in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
51. 12.87 km (8 miles): YMCA & MVP Annual Lake Swim in Lake Champlain, Burlington in Vermont
54. 11.2 km (7 miles): Bear Lake Open Water Swim in Bear Lake, Utah
54. 11.2 km (7 miles): Alalakeiki Channel between the islands of Kahoolawe and Maui in Hawaii
56. 10.2 km (6.3 miles): Little Red Lighthouse Swim in the Hudson River, New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): San Francisco Bay 10K Bridge to Bridge Swim in San Francisco Bay, California
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim Across America Long Beach in Marine Stadium, Long Beach in California, USA
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Nike Swim Miami in Miami, Florida
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge in Minnesota
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Pensacola Three-Mile Bridge Swim in Pensacola, Florida
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Championships in Ft. Myers, Florida
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake Del Valle Open Water Swim in Lake Del Valle, California
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Fire Island Ocean Swims in New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Sound to Cove Open Water Swim in New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Change Your Latitude in Alaska
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim to the Moon in New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Horsetooth Open Water Swim in Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake George Open Water Swim in Lake George, New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): CAST Classic in Idaho
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Coney Island Aquarium Triple Dip Swim in Coney Island, New York
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Flat River Reservoir Champions Challenge in Rhode Island
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Escape From Skidaway from Georgia
57. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim Across America in Long Beach, California

The list of global marathon swims is here.

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