Tag: Bill Welzien

Bill Welzien Continues On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Key West, Florida. Bill "Ciastko" Welzien completed his Century Swim around Key West in May, but he has continued his unprecedented number of solo swims around the 20.1 km island in southern Florida. His 103rd circumnavigation swim around Key West was escorted by Douglas Weeks [shown on left] in the 89°F (31.6°F) water in 6 hours 36

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Bill Welzien, Believe It Or Not

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The local Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Key West, Florida is interested in making a display about Bill Welzien's marathon swimming career that includes 87 total 12.5-mile (20.1 km) circumnavigation swims around Key West and his two Sea of Galilee swims

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Bill Welzien Is Down To Lucky 13

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Bill Welzien has been steadily chugging towards history's longest Century Swim. With his most recent 12.5-mile (20.1 km) circumnavigation swim of Key West in Florida, he is 13 swims away from his 100th open water swim in the same venue. On December 29th, Welzien completed #87 in 6 hours 12 minutes in the

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#75 Diamond Swim Is In The Books

Courtesy of Bill Welzien, Swim Around Key West, Florida. Bill Welzien completed his 75th Diamond Swim in 6 hours 15 minutes on June 4th at the 40th Annual Swim Around Key West. "The days leading up to that 75th Diamond Swim were very hectic [because] that I am [also] the organizer of the annual swim. The swim founder, Anna Fugina, passed this sacred trust

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