Lake Zurich Marathon Swim - results index

The Lake Zurich Marathon Swim is an annual marathon swim race along a 26km course in Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) from Rapperswil to Zurich, Switzerland. Organized by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, it is one of the oldest continuously running marathon swim races in the world. The event allows wetsuits; however, by the policy of this database, only non-wetsuit results are listed here.

The 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2023 race was canceled after the start due to high winds.

Lake Zurich Marathon Swim route
Route Swims Fastest
Rapperswil to Zurich 629 Mohamed Marouf - 05:51:41 (1993)

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Reviewer: Sean Haywood (August 2023)
Swam in 2022 (Finished). Entry fee: CHF460 (includes boat support)
OVERALL: ★️★️★️★️★️
Organization: ★️★️★️★️★️
Route/Course: ★️★️★️★️★️
Social Activities: ★️★️★️★️★️
Cost/Value: ★️★️★️★️✩️
Comments: "Just one small incident (which could've derailed my entire swim!) I was asked by the Race Marshall to abort my swim an hour before the finish, as he believed I would not make the 12 hour cut-off. Admittedly I had been ambling along at a slow pace, but I knew I only had an hour left and only 2 kms to go. I politely told him I would be finishing the swim, and he grudgingly agreed I could continue. I did finish with 15mins to spare! To be fair to the Race Marshall did come up to me and apologise for wanting to pull me before time was up. Overall a great swim and I would highly recommend it. Crystal clear water, almost good enough to drink!"

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