Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Tony Lillios and Kate Howell became the first individuals to complete a two-way, non-wetsuit 12-mile crossing of Crater Lake in Oregon. The duo swam August 13th in 55°F (13°C) water without any support craft due to the local regulations.

They carried a GPS unit which recorded their double crossing route (shown on left).

The friends from San Francisco topped the initial one-way crossing completed by Lee Fourrier in 1929. An audio description of Fourrier’s unprecedented swim can be heard here.

For additional details on the unprecedented two-way self-supported crossing, visit the Oregon Live article here.

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