Deaxo Croes Talks About Crossing For Hope On WOWSA Live

Deaxo Croes Talks About Crossing For Hope On WOWSA Live

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In 2018, Roly Bisslik coached five swimmers from Aruba to follow in his wake and complete a 5-person tandem crossing from Venezuela to Aruba.

38-year-old Deaxo Croes (10 hours 20 minutes), 36-year-old retired Olympic swimmer Davy Bisslik (8 hours 43 minutes), 38-year-old Romar Arendsz (9 hours 48 minutes), 41-year-old mother of two Wendy Kock-Croes (10 hours 2 minutes), and 22-year-old Stephan Thijsen (9 hours 13 minutes) completed the 30 km tandem swim from Venezuela to Aruba in 10 hours 20 minutes on November 11th 2018. Under the escort of pilot Johannes L.J. Versteeg, crew members Charlene Leslie, Seanbrick Topperberg and Incoe Marsinus supported their crossing from Piedras Negras on Estado Falcon in Venezuela to Barcadera on Aruba.

Deaxo Croes talks about their crossing on today’s edition of WOWSA Live.

During the interview, Croes also discussed his 20 km training swim from Bonaire to Curaçao.

The quintet of tandem swimmers started from Venezuela facing white caps on the Atlantic Ocean under moderate winds. The swim was recorded with a Suunto 9 Sports Watch; a visual representation of his swim can be seen here. The charity swim supported the charitable organization ‘Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds’ that helps assisting cancer patients on Aruba.

For more information, visit Crossing For Hope.

Roly Bisslik introduces the swim:

Davy Bisslik:

Romar Arendsz:

Wendy Kock-Croes:

Stephan Thijsen:

Deaxo Croes

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