Courtesy of Oliver Halder, Bodenseequerung, Germany.
Sven Eckardt completed his dream swim.
The 47-year-old German swimmer from Gärtringen, known as Dr. Svimmm, became the first handicapped swimmer to finish a widthwise crossing of the Bodensee (Lake Constance), the largest lake in Germany.
“The weather was great, but the conditions across two-thirds of the total distance was hard,” reported Oliver Halder. “Wind, waves and currents came from the wrong direction and he had a hard job to do. However, he finished the swim after a time of 5 hours 33 minutes where he covered a distance of 11.46 km.”
Photo above shows Eckardt with Thomas Treutler who swam the same double crossing in 2016, Oliver Halder, 6-time Bodensee swimmer Hamza Bakircioglu, escort pilot Reinhold Wentsch, and Carina Halder.
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