Crowdfunding A Catalina Crossing With Samir Barel

Crowdfunding A Catalina Crossing With Samir Barel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Samir Barel of Brazil is preparing for his 33.7 km Catalina Channel crossing tonight, the last stage of his Tríplice Coroa (Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming).

Among his support team are two FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix champions, a husband-and-wife team of Damián Blaum and Esther Nuñez, and friends from Brazil: Nick Fenzl, Thais Sant’ana, Larissa Zink, and Carmen Zinc.

His crossing was funded by crowdsourcing where he gave Tríplice Coroa swim caps, t-shirts, slippers and water bottles to his supporters.



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