Tag: Strait of Magellan

Tiburón Likes Cold Water

Tiburón, whose real name was Victor Guillermo Contreras, is an open water swimmer from Chile who crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in 1981 in 3 hours 27 minutes at the age of 34 and the English Channel in 1982 in 12 hours 2 minutes. Tiburón (Spanish for shark) is also perhaps best known for his extreme swims across the Strait of Magellan 4.8 km in 1 hour 28

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Julieta Nuñez And The FullMar Viña

Julieta Nuñez is an extreme open water swimmer and an open water swimming coach who has crossed the Strait of Magellan two times in 2007 and 2009 as well as the Beagle Canal from Chile to Argentina. Coach Nuñez is also a coach with Water World Swim and founded the first official, legally incorporated open water swim club in Chile called FullMar Viña. For

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Conquistador Sails Strait Like Magellan

Randy Perkins of Seattle, Washington, also known as the Conquistador with his latest exploit, recently joined a pantheon of extreme swimming greats when he crossed the Strait of Magellan this January. Situated between Chile and Argentina at the tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego, the waterway is the unpredictable gateway between the Pacific and the

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