The World’s Top 100 Swims

The world has over 6,500 sanctioned open water swimming events in at least 160 countries – and the calendar of swims continues to growing extraordinarily fast.

The sport is expanding like never before – and usually under the radar of national governing bodies and the mass media. Click here to view 100 of the world’s greatest, most popular or challenging open water swims.

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If there are swims that you think should be on this World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims list, please email your recommendation to International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (via