Marathon Swimmers Help Each Other All Day And Night

Marathon Swimmers Help Each Other All Day And Night

Daan Glorie of the Netherlands will attempt to break the current world record of Australian Grant Robinson who swam 101.1K over one continuous 24-hour period. Daan must maintain a pace faster than 1:25.5 per 100 meters to beat Grant’s record.

It is a big dream for me to have a world record. I want it so bad. In February, I swam my longest distance ever, the 88K FINA Grand Prix from Hernandarias to Parana in Argentina. That was an amazing experience that I will never forget.”

In a great example of camaraderie and mutual support shown by open water swimmers worldwide, Daan was able to contact and obtain the support from his generous Australian counterpart. “The greatest thing is that I was able to contacted Grant via Facebook. And he generously answered my questions with a lot of advice such as, concentrate well during the last hour before the race and be confident. I know I can break that record, but I also know that a lot can happen during 24 hours of swimming.

I thought about every thing I can face during 24 hours swimming. I have different swimming goggles, 4 coaches, 3 people for massage every 5 hours, a nutritionist and even somebody with me who swam 24 hours in 1982, Irene van der Laan, who is a living marathon swimming legend.

I am trying to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Centre and the Johan Cruijff Foundation. Both charities support disabled children in sport. Those disabled childeren must to participate in sports for their own development. It’s amazing how they experience sport

Fans and supporters can follow Daan via Twitter along with a 24-hour live streaming available on his website.

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Steven Munatones