Swimmer Anshuman Jhingran swims his way into record books by swimming solo 200 kms in the Arabian Sea in 1 month
Anshuman Sandeep Jhingran, age 16, resident of Vashi, Navi Mumbai took on an ambitious adventure swim mission to swim 7 channel routes in the Arabian Sea. Starting his first swim, which was his debut in solo open water swimming on 26th Nov, he swam from Rewas to Gateway in 4 hours and 23 min. On 28th Nov, he crossed from Dharamtar jetty to Mandwa, a distance of 26 km in 5 hrs and 34 min.
The third swim was on 7th Dec, where he swam the legendary route from Dharamtar to Gateway of India in 8 hours and 19 min.
Further he made his way through the creek from Belapur Jetty to Gateway of India on 10th Dec 2021 in 5 hous and 10 min. He then attempted to swim from Mandwa Jetty in Alibaug to Elephanta Island and back, a distance of 42 km in 10 hrs and 19min on 16th Dec 2021. Anshuman became the first person ever to swim this route in the Arabian sea.
He followed this with a swim from Vashi to the Gateway of India on 22nd Dec 2021 which he completed in 5 hours and 44 min. His final swim was on 25th Dec 2021, which was a mid-sea crossing from Kasa Rock Island to Khanderi Island, also known as Sardar Kanhoji Angre Island, a distance of 26km which he completed in 3 hours and 52 min which is the fastest swim ever on this route.
Except two, all swims were swim amidst foggy weather and jelly fish infested water conditions. All together he covered a distance of over 200 km of solo swims in a span of 1 month for which he awaits an approval from the Limca book of records for the maximum distance swum by a person in 1 month.
All the swims were observed and ratified by officials from the Swimming g Association of Maharashtra.
Anshuman is trained by Shiv Chhatrapati awardee coach Gokul Kamath and Coach Amit Awale at the Fr. Agnels Sports Complex in Vashi. All the swims were piloted by open water swimming coach Shri Kishore Patil.