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Aditya Santosh Raut (born 20 August 1993 in Pune, India) is an international open water swimmer, known for breaking many swimming records at a young age. At age 9 in 2002, he completed a 21-hour, 70-kilometre double crossing of the channel between Mumbai and Dharamtar. In 2009, at 16, he became the first person to swim nine channels in nine countries. He was the youngest person to swim the Cook Strait, the Strait of Gibraltar and the English Channel, and he holds many other world records for swimming. He is currently enrolled in Alliance University, Bangalore.
Aditya was a normal child before he and his teacher discovered his natural talent for swimming long distances. This happened when Aditya was advised by his doctor to swim to recover from a broken leg. His talent was spotted by Vinay Marathe, now his coach. His father Santosh Raut accompanied all his marathon swims.
Aditya is now participating in various international competitions around the world in Europe, Australia and Asia, while training for the 2016 Olympics.
Swims and records
- 2002: Mumbai to Dharamtar two-way Gateway of India swim, India. 70 km, 21 hrs. Youngest swimmer.
- 2004: Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island, South Africa. 18 km, 6 hrs 42 min. Youngest swimmer.
- Falsebay Iron Competition, South Africa, first place
- 2005: Cook Strait, New Zealand. Youngest swimmer.
- 2005: Toroneos Gulf, Greece
- 2006: Catalina Channel, United States. 11 hrs 55 min. Youngest swimmer.
- 2006: Rapperswil to Zurich, Switzerland. 26 km. Third place.
- 2006: Strait of Gibraltar. 3 hrs 28 min. Youngest swimmer; fastest Asian swimmer.
- 2007: Seven islands of Tunisia. Youngest swimmer.
- 2009: English Channel. 42 km, 14 hrs 55 min. Youngest swimmer.
- 2009: Swiss Channel. 26 km, 9 hrs, 14 min 
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
- 11 year old conquers Cook Strait. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
- Youngest to Swim to Cook Strait http://www.sportzhub.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1995&Itemid=1[permanent dead link]