The TenneSwim starts in Knoxville, TN. It took Andreas Fath 33 days to reach his final destination – Paducah, KY where the Tennessee River joins the Ohio River.

You can virtually join our swimmer on his 652-mile journey, day after day and even in real time.

 

 

Stage 1:
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The TenneSwim begins at the Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Stage 2:
Friday, July 28, 2017

Extreme headwind, tiresome waves, and heavy rain. A rough day.

Stage 3:
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Made it through Fort Loudoun Lake and the lock.

Stage 4:
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Incredible support from our friends in Loudon. A very successful day.

Stage 5:
Monday, July 31, 2017

Despite extremely high water temperatures, the first 100 miles are completed.

Stage 6:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Making great progress, everything is going according to plan.

Stage 7:
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Swam another 21.4 miles today, 503.6 miles to go.

Stage 8:
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Presentation at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Stage 9:
Friday, August 4, 2017

Arriving in Chattanooga, accompanied by seven Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers.

Stage 10:
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Entering the Tennessee River Gorge. A beautiful day.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

No swimming, processing water samples.

Stage 11:
Monday, August 7, 2017

High waves and torrential rains, but Nickajack Lake is finished.

Stage 12:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Entered Alabama, 400 miles left.

Stage 13:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Leo joins his father in the river.

Stage 14:
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Family “vacation” on Guntersville Lake.

Stage 15:
Friday, August 11, 2017

Meeting with Jack Agricola and his son John.

Stage 16:
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Passed river mile 326, we have completed 50% of the entire river.

Stage 17:
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A challenging day on Wheeler Lake.

Stage 18:
Monday, August 14, 2017

Our hardest day yet due to high winds and big waves.

Stage 19:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Made it past Wheeler Dam and Wilson Dam.

Stage 20:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Invited for dinner at Pickwick Landing State Park.

Stage 21:
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Swimming on the border between Mississippi and Alabama.

Stage 22:
Friday, August 18, 2017

Swam 25 miles, finally crossed Pickwick Lake.

Stage 23:
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Passing sites along the river rich in history.

Stage 24:
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Two guest swimmers, a big sampling day, and southern hospitality.

Stage 25:
Monday, August 21, 2017

Andreas is joined by his oldest son Moritz for the total solar eclipse.

Stage 26:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Leo and Moritz are setting the pace for the old man. Reached river mile 115.

Stage 27:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The entire Fath family goes for a swim. Less than 100 miles to go.

Stage 28:
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Strong waves on Kentucky Lake. A rough day for the whole team.

Stage 29:
Friday, August 25, 2017

Arrival at Paris Landing State Park.

Stage 30:
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Good progress on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

Stage 31:
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Kentucky Lake is done. Only 22 miles to go.

Stage 32:
Monday, August 28, 2017

Almost there. We can already see the Ohio River.

Stage 33:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Arrival at the River Discovery Center. A new world record.
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