Paul Duffield’s USA to Canada swim

photo credit: Ashley Russo

In December 2012, Paul Duffield became Canada’s first (and still only) ice swimmer by swimming a mile in the frigid Okanagan Lake. September 7th, 2014 he tipped the other end of the temperature scale. Duffield completed what he believes is the first recorded solo marathon swim in Osoyoos Lake, reputed to be Canada’s warmest lake, from Oroville, WA to Osoyoos, BC. Duffield researched and planned the swim for over a year and couldn’t find another recorded swim between the two cities.

The USA-Canada swim took Duffield 5 hrs 45 mins to complete.


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