- Sarah Ferguson
- 19:08:00 hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
- Chile ()
The fastest circumnavigation swim around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) under World Open Water Swimming Association regulations is 19 hours 8 minutes over 63.5 kilometres (39.4 miles), achieved by Sarah Ferguson (South Africa) on 15–16 March 2019.
Ferguson's swim started at 8:07 on 15 March 2019 and ended at 3:15 the following morning, starting and ending at Hanga Roa beach.
Ferguson is the first person to successfully complete this route, according to WOWSA.
The swim was part of Swim Against Plastic, a global campaign to help end plastic pollution in association with Plastic Oceans International and Breathe Conservation.
During the course of the swim, Ferguson received three jellyfish stings!