Tag: Otto Thaning

Swimming Around Africa

Swimming Around Africa Courtesy of OpenWater Africa, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Following in the wake of Lewis Pugh (9 hours 52 minutes in 1992, Dr. Otto Thaning (10 hours 5 minutes in 1992), Abigail Brown (9 hours 45 minutes in 2010), Milko van Gool (8 hours 46 minutes in 2013), Kaitlin Harthoorn (9 hours 17 minutes in 2013), Jean

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How Old Can They Go? Very Old

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We are quite confident that the record books will be completely rewritten over the next 20-30 years in terms of the healthful longevity of open water swimmers. At this time, 73-year-old Dr. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 70-year-old Cyril Baldock (Australia) and 70-year-old Dr. Roger Allsopp (Great Britain)

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