Sea of Galilee Length Crossings - 20.5km

The Sea of Galilee (also known as Kinneret or Lake Tiberias) is a freshwater lake in Israel.
It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake), at levels between 215 meters (705 ft) and 209 meters (686 ft) below sea level.
It is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide.
Its area is 166.7 km² (64.4 sq mi) at its fullest, and its maximum depth is approximately 43 m (141 feet).
The lake is fed partly by underground springs, but its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from north to south.

Sea of Galilee length crossing Records


  • First man: Yitzhak Yehezkel (9:39 S-N in 1944)
  • First woman: Malka Tenenbaum (9:20 N-S in 1954)


  • Fastest one-way woman: Avishag Turek (5:34 S-N in 2021)
  • Fastest one-way man: Guy Cohen (6:15 S-N in 2017)
  • Fastest two-way woman: Avishag Turek (14:54 N-S-N in 2019)
  • Fastest two-way man: Joe and John Zemaitis (14:52 S-N-S in 2019)


  • Oldest woman: Debbie Sacks Chitiz (age 60, 8:12 N-S in 2020)
  • Oldest man: Gad Benjamin (age 74, 8:58 S-N in 2020)

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