Jaime Caballero, Swimming There And Back, Night And Day

Jaime Caballero, Swimming There And Back, Night And Day

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Jaime Caballero added to his impressive marathon swimming resume today with a successful two-way crossing of the English Channel today.

A fast swimmer from San Sebastian, Spain, Caballero has what it takes to stick through a 42-mile channel swim under less-than-optimal conditions. He has the typical characteristics of a marathon swimmer: an unparalleled strength of character and a steely mindfulness.

Those assets allowed him to swim night and day, non-stop for over 24 hours as he completed the first English Channel double crossing by a Spaniard in 24 hours 36 minutes, joining the 24-hour Club for the second time.

In addition to his 26 hour 50 minute Golfo de Vizcaya swim back in 2009, the Spaniard continues to swim around the world: Catalina Channel, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, and the Strait of Gibraltar in charity swims on behalf of Augie’s Quest.

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