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Sampanna Shelar completes 30km swim

Indian open water swimmer Sampanna Shelar has completed what is believed to be the first swim from Prongs Lighthouse to Vashi Bridge, one of the four entry points to Mumbai. The distance was about 30km.

Shelar’s coach, Jitendra Khasnis, says it wasn’t completely straight forward.

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As spring finally arrives, it is time to start planning your summer swims. We have features on wild swimming in Spain and Florida and full event listings for races in the UK and around the world. Plus, we report from Russia and the UK on the final flurry of the season’s cold water swimming competitions. In this issue’s performance zone, as well as all the usual training and nutrition advice, we teach you how to master easy butterfly. This issue we celebrate a true pioneer of the open water: Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel, was an independent working class woman who promoted open water swimming to a new audience.