Alain Charmey

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open water swimmer from Switzerland. The Swiss national swimming champion competed in the 400m freestyle at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, finishing in 4:18.25 at the age of 20.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

He completed the first 44.7-mile (71.9 km) crossing of Lake Geneva from Villeneuve, on the eastern end of the lake, to Geneva with a small flotilla with his support team in 22 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds in August 1986. Charmay, a then 34-year-old Swiss physical education teacher and swimming coach, completed an unprecedented crossing of Lake Geneva in Switzerland with Tony Ulrich as his coach.

Alain Charmey Award[edit]

Charmey is the namesake for the Alain Charmey Award given by the Lake Geneva Swimming Association for its fastest swim of the year.

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