World Record, Longest Unassisted Ocean Swim
Chloë was awarded this for her unprecedented swim from South Eleuthera Island to Nassau, Bahamas. 124.4 kilometers (77.3 miles) in 41 hours, 21 minutes. The swim was conducted under the ‘Rules of Marathon Swimming’and was officially ratified by the Marathon Swimming Federation (MSF), more info here.
MSF 2014 ‘Solo Swim of the Year’ (Female)
For the World Record Bahamas swim.
Channel Swimming Association
1) 2012 & 2011 Gold Medal (donated by Rolex Watches) – Fastest Solo of the Season (male and female solo swims, both years)
2) 2012 & 2011 Sotiraki Cup – Fastest Swim by a Lady
3) 2012 & 2010 Mark Rickhuss Memorial Trophy – Fastest Two Way Swim
4) 2010 The Van Audenaerde Endurance Cup – Greatest Feat of Endurance
2014 MAJOR SWIMS
October – World Record, Longest Unassisted Ocean Swim – South Eleuthera Island to Nassau, Bahamas. 124.4 kilometers (77.3 miles) in 41 hours, 21 minutes.
September – English Channel Solo Crossing – 9hrs12min (34km+)
February – Jalna Big Bay Swim, Winner -Women’s Category & Non-Wetsuit Category (3.2km)
February – A new World Record for the longest continual swimming time in a commercially available free standing swim spa was set at the SPASA Pool & Spa + Outdoor Living Expo which was held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014. Chloë swam for 16 hours non stop including approved feed and toilet breaks.
January – Bloody Big Swim, Winner – Women’s Category & Non-Wetsuit Category (11.2km)
2009 – 2013 MAJOR SWIMS
|June 2013||World Record Cuba to USA non-stop, solo swim, no shark-cage||Attempted 170km||Unsuccessful due to severe envenomation, swam for 11hrs||no website available|
|March 2013||Ambassador Team – Tour de Cure/ Asia Pacific Ironman||3.8km (Swim Leg)||Successful||www.ironmanmelbourne.com|
|February 2013||Ambassador – Jalna Big Bay Swim||3.2km||1st Woman||www.bigbayswim.com.au|
|September 2012||Double Crossing – English Channel (Dover, England)||68km||Double Crossing (19hrs20min)||www.channelswimmingassociation.com|
|February 2012||HBF Rottnest Channel Swim||19.7km||2nd Woman||www.rottnestchannelswim.com.au|
|July 2011||English Channel (Dover, England)||34km||Single Crossing (9hrs3min)||www.channelswimmingassociation.com|
|April 2011||60 Lap World Record (Bondi Beach, NSW)||48km / 60 Laps||Successful||Verified by www.bondisurfclub.com|
|December 2010||1) Point Leo Swim Classic (Point Leo, Vic) &
2) John Marshall Memorial Surf Race (Point Leo, Vic)
|1200m & 300m||1st Woman & 2nd Woman||www.pointleoslsc.com.au|
|July 2010||English Channel (Dover, England)||68km||Double Crossing (21hrs48min)||www.channelswimmingassociation.com|
|June 2010||Manhattan Island Swim (NYC, USA)||46km||1st solo||www.nycswim.org|
|September 2009||English Channel (Dover, England)||34km||Single Crossing (12hrs3min)||http://cspf.co.uk|
Longest Continual Swim in a Swim Spa SUCCESS!
16 hours – Midnight Friday 31 Jan – 4pm Saturday 1 Feb, 2014
A new World Record attempt for the longest continual swimming time in a commercially available free standing swim spa was set at the SPASA Pool & Spa + Outdoor Living Expo which was held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014. The swim spa Record meets record breaking criteria including superlative endurance, fitness, skill level, measurable by time and able to be challenged and broken in the future as swim spas are readily available worldwide for other record attempts.
The record swim was by attempted by Chloë McCardel one of Australia’s top marathon swimmers. Chloë has completed 7 solo crossings, including two double solo crossings of the English Channel, and an attempt to swim from Cuba to the US, 170+km without a shark cage in June 2013 which had to be abandoned after 11 hours due to envenomation after multiple Box Jelly Fish attacked her.
Chloë swam for 16 hours non stop including approved feed and toilet breaks. The record attempt commencing Friday evening and finishing Saturday afternoon the following day. It made the night television news on most Australian Networks. The expo was open to the general public from 10am on Saturday and many people witnessed the amazing World Record. The event was electronically timed and recorded with a live web cam feed and streamed live to the show web site and Chloë’s website.
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