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Has anyone ever swam from Alaska to Russia?

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon has successfully swam from Alaska to Russia, braving freezing waters and relying on paddle-like prosthetics to cut through the currents of the Bering Strait. The 44-year-old Croizon is the second person to swim the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia.

Who has swam the Bering Strait?

swimmer Lynne Cox
On August 7, 1987 the American swimmer Lynne Cox confronted the icy waters of the Bering Strait and the frigid political climate of the Cold War by swimming from the US Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede.

Can you cross the Bering Sea?

It is virtually impossible for a westerner to receive permission to arrive on the Russian shores of the Bering Strait. An adventurer wishing to kayak, swim, walk over the ice, or sail from Alaska to Siberia across the Bering Strait would have to do so illegally.

How long is the Bering Strait?

Russia and Alaska are divided by the Bering Strait, which is about 55 miles at its narrowest point.

How old was Lynne Cox when she swam to Antarctica?

At 18, she swam between the islands of New Zealand. She broke the men’s and women’s records for fastest crossing of the English Channel and she crossed the Straits of Magellan. Then, she decided to take on Antarctica.

Why is the Bering sea so rough?

The Bering sea, near the chain of the Aleutian Islands, is one of the most intense patches of ocean on Earth. Strong winds, freezing temperatures, and icy water are normal conditions. The combination makes for some of the most ferocious waves on the planet, where the water can rise and fall 30 feet on a normal day.

How deep is the water in the Bering Strait?

49 m
Bering Strait/Max depth

Bering Strait, Russian Proliv Beringa, strait linking the Arctic Ocean with the Bering Sea and separating the continents of Asia and North America at their closest point. The strait averages 98 to 164 feet (30 to 50 metres) in depth and at its narrowest is about 53 miles (85 km) wide.

How long did it take Lynne Cox to swim to Antarctica?

two hours
“It took one brave American by the name of Lynne Cox just two hours to swim from one of our countries to the other. She proved by her courage how closely to each other our peoples live,” he said.

How far did Lynne Cox swim?

The swimmer covered the distance of around 10 miles from Copacabana, Bolivia, to the village of Chimbo, Peru, in 3 hours 48 minutes. The Bolivian Navy provided support boats. Another of her accomplishments was swimming more than a mile (1.6 km) in the waters of Antarctica.