Pilar Geijo Connects Always With Her Open Water Friends

Pilar Geijo Connects Always With Her Open Water Friends

After competing in the King and Queen of the Sea event in Rio de Janeiro, Pilar Geijo (on right with American Lexie Kelly and Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne) imagined that Pedro Rego Monteiro, Luiz Lima and Patrick Winkler had a casual and relaxed conversation some years ago. “They were probably talking about their time as swimmers and discussing about life. Then suddenly one of them says ‘What about if we organise a swimming race?’

I love the way how a small idea becomes real [with the King and Queen of the Sea]. I love imagining this process and I love when people decide to dream. I love it even more when those same people start to work to make their dreams come true
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After returning to her home base in Argentina, the professional marathon swimming champion shared her thoughts with her newly found friends and old one, “I can still see all of you at the beach. I can still hear your voices. I can still listen to the sound of the waves and the sounds of the ocean. I feel the breeze on my face and the sound of our steps. This is the thing that I call a ‘live picture’…that kind of picture that you never need to delete because you have an unlimited capacity to keep it forever.

The ocean is connecting us, wherever we see water, we will be there
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