- Guy Cohen and Eyal Schacher, one-way length on 3 March 2019.
- Avishag Turek, two-way length on 29-30 October 2019 (first-ever).
GMSA Press Release
Galilee MSA unveils iconic swim location for marathon swimmers
The association provides the infrastructure to help swimmers challenge themselves in the unique, historical, natural and peaceful Sea of Galilee in accordance with Open Water Marathon Swimming international standards
The Sea of Galilee is a natural and historical wonder. At minus 210 meters below sea level, It is the lowest freshwater lake in the world and the crossing point to the largest bird migration routes. Located at the “cradle of human culture” it is rooted in biblical history and is a natural source of freshwater for neighboring countries that embodies friendship and peace.
The full length of the lake is 20.5 km / 12.7 miles, between Capernaum (North) to Zemach (South) or vice versa.
Width crossing, 10 km between Tiberius and Ein-Gev, can also be arranged.
The swims can be arranged throughout most of the year except for summer months due to overheated water and air temperatures. Preferable swim months are October-December and April-June.
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