Llewellyn, Thomas Noblett, Keith Bartolo, Michelle Lefton, Michelle Sharples
and Dee Llewellyn wanted to put a non-stop lake distance swimming record out of
reach … and they very may well on their 3-day adventure of endurance, teamwork
and patience in the Lake District of England.

Their 12-way crossing of Windermere broke the existing record of 118 miles.

And their team effort
was done under trying conditions at best – and unbelievably horrific conditions
at times.

The team was selected based on their strong fortitude,
unselfish teamwork and ability to withstand cold water and cold air
temperatures.  And they needed every bit of those characteristics and
talents.  The team set its record of 126 miles while prevailing under very
challenging conditions that threw unseasonable cold and strong winds at them
throughout their 75 hour 32 minute adventure.  For their strength of
character and their ambitious world record goal, the Windermere 12-way Crossing
is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the

For more information on Windermere 12-way Crossing, visit here.


WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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