A Rare Catalina Crossing For A Friend

A Rare Catalina Crossing For A Friend

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Spaniard Jaime Caballero will attempt a rare April crossing of the Catalina Island tomorrow on behalf of Augie’s Quest and ALS research. He will begin his swim at midnight Tuesday.

With the English Channel (10 hours 29 minutes in 2007) and Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (7 hours 53 minutes in 2010) already done, Jamie is striving to become the 49th swimmer to successfully complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

He also completed a 115 km swim in the Golfo de Vizcaya in 2009 in 26 hours 50 minutes and the Strait of Gibraltar in 2 hours 58 minutes in 2008.

The 37-year-old native of San Sebastian, Spain is swimming to raise money for Augie’s Quest which is named after businessman Augie Nieto who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. Caballero and Nieto are friends.

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