Where we swim

With the help of Coach PedroCoach Ori, Coach Gary, and Coach Ale, Water World Swim is proud to offer a range of beautiful swims under its own banner and also partner on select exciting international events.

We were the first to lead a swim expedition to the famed Galapagos Islands, and will take first place again as we take swimmers to Cuba in Fall 2016 in celebration of new diplomacy. Swimmer have accomplished dream crossings with us, including the English Channel, Strait of Magellan, and Bonifacio Channel, and have explore Chile’s Patagonia lakes and seaside towns.

We pride ourselves on not only leading great swims but also trips to bridge borders and cultures and enrich the swimming community with global connections. Grab your passport and goggles, and join us on an expedition or once-in-a-lifetime crossing!

Destination Trips
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Ecuador: Galapagos Swim Adventure

AUGUST 16-22 2015 TRIP
OCTOBER 4-12 2015 TRIATHLON EXCURSION
APRIL 4-9, 2016 TRIP

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Costa Rica: Swim Races in Central America

MAY 3-8, 2016 TRIP

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Chile: Futaleufu and Patagonia

FEBRUARY 14-20, 2016 TRIP

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Cuba: Swimming and Fun

FALL 2015 TBA TRIP

Big Challenges
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Chile: Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel

It is the achievement of a lifetime to successfully cross the Strait of Magellan or the Beagle channel – join the elite few who have swum these cold stretches of water by letting Water World Swim take you there. Coach Pedro Ordenes, WWS Founder and Coach, has done both and will guide you success as he has done for others.

During your trip to swim either challenge, you will be in the famed Patagonia wilderness as well as one of its largest cities, Punta Arenas. This is some of the most beautiful expanse in the world, including the beautiful Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego.

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Italy: Strait of Messina and the Bonifacio Channel

We recently led David Rich to become the first American to swim from France to Italy across the Bonifacio Channel, linking Corsica and Sardinia. Not many others can say they have swum from one country to another – making it your goal to add your name to the list is highly recommended, especially in beautiful Mediterranean water! This 15K distance is home to challenging currents and greater rewards.

The Strait of Messina is a channel rooted in mythology and lore, connecting Sicily (the football) to Italy’s mainland (the boot). What better a way to get your sunshine and an exciting warm-water swim in than to cross the Strait of Messina? In this beautiful warm weather event, you’ll swim from Messina Sicilia Via Fortino in Sicily to Canitello Calabria in Italy with strong currents in your favor. See if you can beat the time set by Giovanni Fiannacca, who will pilot the swim. He holds the record for swimming the strait – 37min36sec – and has held it since 1975!

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United Kingdom: The English Channel

The Holy Grail of endurance swimming, swimmers have been seeking the glory of completing the English Channel since Matthew Webb first successfully swam it in 1875. With just 1,945 successful crossings, more people have made it up Mount Everest, making our own Coach Gary Bruce a rockstar – he finished it in 2013 in 13 hours 53 minutes!

And he’s been helping swimmers achieve it ever since. With it taking an average of 18 months to prepare for, having a guide through the long training and preparation period as well as on hand for advice in all the nitty gritty – nutrition, permits, putting together a crew – is an invaluable part. It’s as close as you can get to guaranteeing the crossing of a lifetime!