Gustavo Lores And Team Pioneers 40 km Crossing Of Peru's Bay Of Callao

Gustavo Lores And Team Pioneers 40 km Crossing Of Peru’s Bay Of Callao

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Gustavo Lores from Lima led a team of 11 swimmers to attempt the first 40 km two-way crossing of the Bay of Callao in Perú. He explained, “It was a challenge celebrating the 200 years of independence of Perú. It took me 12 hours: 5 hours for the first leg and 7 hours to return in a battle with the currents. We swim in support of couples that are fighting to have a baby. 11 swimmers were part of this event. Six completed the challenge: two swimmers swam without a wetsuit and fins and four swimmers swam with wetsuit on and fins. It was an important day in the open water swimming history of Perú.”

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