Courtesy of Vigour Events, Scotland.

12 swimmers will be allowed to compete in the 1 km Corryvreckan Whirlpool Swim, a point-to-point swim off the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Jura and Scarba near the Gulf of Corryvreckan, one of the world’s largest permanent whirlpools and one of the most dangerous stretches of water around the British Isles.

The swimmers will be escorted over the course that starts at Jura and ends at Scarba by the Venture West team who are experienced in trips to the Corryvreckan.

Event organizer Vigour Events says, “At certain times, the roar is so loud that it can be heard ten miles away. At full strength the currents can reach over 10 knots and produce waves over 9 meters high.”

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