Pablo Fernández Álvarez Sets New Record for Longest Continuous Swim in a Counter-current Pool

Pablo Fernández Álvarez Sets New Record for Longest Continuous Swim in a Counter-current Pool

Today, Pablo Fernández Álvarez of Spain set a new world record of 36 hours 0 minutes and 19 seconds in an Endless Pool in Spain for the Longest Continuous Swim in a Counter-current Pool, breaking the existing record of 35 hours 20 minutes 50 seconds set in November 2021.

The Longest Continuous Swim in a Counter-current Pool is a solo swim conducted in an Endless Pool or any kind of swim spa. The Guinness World Record for this speciality niche of marathon swimming continues to be repeatedly broken.

  • In February 2014, Chloë McCardel of Australia set the record in 16 hours at the SPASA Victoria consumer Pool & Spa + Outdoor Living Expo in Australia.
  • In May 2018, Dennis T. Seiler-Holm of Denmark set a new record of 17 hours 7 minutes 1.82 seconds in a Swim Spa in Denform Expo in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • In October 2019, Yuko Matsuzaki of Japan set a new record of 24 hours 1 minute in the Seaside LagoonRedondo Beach, California.
  • In May 2020, Pablo Fernández Álvarez of Spain set a new record of 25 hours in an Endless Pool in Madrid, Spain.
  • In June 2020, Alberto Lorente of Spain set a new record of 30 hours.
  • In November 2020, Mayra Santos of Brazil set a new record of 31 hours 7 minutes in Caniço, Madeira Island, Portugal.
  • In November 2021, Olympic champion Maarten van der Weijden of the Netherlands set a new record of 32 hours 20 minutes 50 seconds in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • In January 2022, Pablo Fernández Álvarez of Spain set a new record of 36 hours 0 minutes 19 seconds in an Endless Pool in Madrid, Spain.

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