Their next challenge later this week is the Beagle Channel, a 2km route in a sea temperature at also about 4C. Their proposed Beagle route has only been conquered by a handful of swimmers. No one has completed the Magellan and Beagle swims in the same year.
They were accompanied by a Chilean Naval boat and naval staff and at times were joined by dolphins and penguins. They were all elated to have completed their first Patagonian swim after waiting for a day for gale force winds to subside enough to swim.
"We all made it and we're feeling great. Saucony Purple The ocean was incredibly rough and we were battered about quite severely," said Barkai.
Kieron Palframan and Ryan Stramrood are seeking to complete three extreme cold water swims on the southern tip of South America, including a world first mile around Cape Horn in an ocean temperature expected to be between 3 and 5C.
Five South Africans successfully completed the first of three of the world's toughest swims in the remote Patagonian region of South America on Tuesday.
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The 4km swim across the Strait of Magellan took place in rough seas, wind gusts of up to 35knotts (64km/hr), heavy chop, and a water London Saucony
must have swum almost five km due to this. Although the water was cold, it didn't feel like an ice swim. We all felt reasonably comfortable."
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temperature measured at 4C by the Chilean Navy.
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