Longest ice water swim
Last updated: August 27, 2017 at 20:26 pm
Lewis Gordon Pugh (UK) swam 1.2 km (0.75 miles) in a Norwegian fjord on May 12, 2006. The waters beneath the Jostedalsbreen glacier were still mostly covered with ice. It took him 23 min 50 sec to complete the distance wearing only swim trunks, a cap and goggles. After 15 min Pugh had lost sensation in his hands and feet.
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