Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What Was Your Longest Swim?

We are willing to bet not many have equaled Ben Campbell-Macdonald's endurance swim. He swam the length of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. 81kms, 18+ hours in 15 deg C water. The distance is the equivalent of 3 x the Cook Strait crossing. Amazing endurance feat from Ben Campbell-Macdonald. Tools for Ben's success: Helix wetsuit, 7mm hood, neoprene boots, thermals and a kilo of petroleum jelly. Amazing Ben, just amazing. Ben's team provides us with the following pictures-

Careful prep pre-swim and all-smiles
That is a 7mm hood...
Lake Wakatipu is large even in a boat
Truly gorgeous scenery
Epic open water swim.

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