Tag: high-altitude swim

Serving As A Second

Photos of Herman van der Westhuizen serving as a second during a training swim on Mount Muelas Muertes with Jean Craven and Chris Marthinusen in the water, courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers The Big Swim on Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. The advantage of doing high-altitude swimming up on a volcano is the availability of a 30ºC (86ºF)

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How Are High-Altitude Swims Defined?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Most recently, South African Madswimmers Jean Craven, Juandre Human, Hardi Wilkins and Megan Harrington-Johnson crossed the highest water body in Africa, Lewis Tarn at 4700 m above sea level high up on the slopes in Mount Kenya in 6.5°C water. There have not been many of these high-altitude solo swims and

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