Lake Zurich Swim 2011

41 solo-swimmers and 26 relay-teams from 18 different nations started early in the morning of August 7th 2011 in Rapperswil with goal to reach Zurich within 12 hours by swimming nonstop. Heavy rain in the morning and wind in the afternoon made it quite a challenge for both swimmers and helpers. First to reach Zurich was the team “Are-we-there-yet?” with Terry Bantock (South-Africa) and Russell Shiels (USA): they completed the 26.4k in 6h 49m 50s. Fastest solo-swimmer was Thomas Ladurner from Italy (without wetsuit) in 06:54:45 and in the women’s category Anja Sigloch from Germany (with wetsuit) in 06:56:57. Enjoy the video of the event!

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