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The Strait of Magellan is at the tip of South America, separating mainland Chile in the north with Tierra del Fuego in the south. It’s a stretch of water famed for its changeable conditions, strong winds and high waves.

On 29 November, Michelle Macy set a new record for the fastest female crossing in 58 minutes and 13 seconds. Lynne Cox was the first person to swim the Strait of Magellan (1 hour 2 minutes) in 1976 and her female record had stood for 41 years. Gustavo Oriozabala from Argentina holds the record for fastest swim with his 2001 crossing in 51 minutes and 11 seconds.

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Whether your New Year goal is an epic challenge or your first open water swim, our 2018 Race Guide is the pick of the year’s must-do events. Elsewhere in the magazine, we have inspiring stories of more personal challenges: learning to ocean swim, 50 castle swims and a new English Channel record. Plus, advice from Olympians, record breakers and swim coaches on how to max your motivation without going nuts.