Jaime Lomelin, Arturo Huante Complete The Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium

Jaime Lomelin, Arturo Huante Complete The Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium

Courtesy of Nora Toledano, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

At the age of 58 years old, and despite being impacted by the pandemic lockdown, Jaime Lomelin of Monterrey, Mexico is swimming very well – and planning a Catalina Channel crossing in September 2021.

In preparation, he set the record in the 36 km Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium on May 15th, completing the swim in 8 hours 12 minutes.

Lomelin competed in the second edition of the Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium race from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas on the west coast of Mexico. Organized by Diego Rivas, 40-year-old Arturo Huante from Mexico City joined Lomelin when they started at 12:00 am on Saturday night.  Huante finished the course in 9 hours 7 minutes. 

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Nora Toledano reports, “Jaime’s support team included his wife Marieluise von Rheinbaben, observer Citlalli Guerra, escort kayaker Jaime Terrazas, and the boat captain, Aaron Abaroa.

Jaime Lomelin has been swimming open water for over 40 years. Throughout his career, he has never experienced what he did last weekend regarding jellyfish (agua mala in Spanish). Arturo and Jaime encountered more than five different blooms of the jellyfish which seemed endless. Jaime was stung all over the body for prolonged periods of time. At a certain stage of the swim, kayaker Terrazas mentioned, ‘Jaime was carrying several jellyfish hanging on his body and Jaime’s body was glowing in the darkness of the night because of.’  Each open water experience presents a different challenge, and in this race, the large number of jellyfish banks was the biggest challenge.”

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Agua mala stings on Jaime Lomelin
Jaime Lomelin and Diego Rivas at completion of 36 km marathon swim
Jaime Lomelin at finish of Los Cabo Open Water Aquarium swim

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