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Victor Moskvin, Cristian Vergara Swim On High

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Professor Viktor Moskvin has swum at unusual places: across the Bering Strait between Russia and the U.S.A., across the Strait of Magellan, and a 3.5 km swim in 1 hour 5 minute in Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca in 2007 in 6°C water.

His high-altitude swim in Lake Titicaca was done 3,811 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level with what can be arguably described as one of the coolest and most unique escort boats in the global open water swimming community.

Cristian Vergara announced his 7 km open water swim in Lake Titicaca from the Isla de la Luna to the Isla del Sol. “This year’s swim will be held on the weekend of May 6th-8th. In 2015, 48 swimmers finished; some way past 4 hours in the at 14°C (58°F) water.

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