Roman Urbina, 30 Years Later Still A Pioneer

Roman Urbina, 30 Years Later Still A Pioneer

Roman Urbina is a swimmer from Costa Rica who pioneered a 25 km swim in the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica in 1982 in 4 hours 24 minutes. The Gulf of Nicoya is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica, and encompasses a marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, rocky islands and cliffs.

The swim dramatically and positively changed his life.

Now, 30 years later, Urbina has decided to pioneer a new open water monofin swim (fin swimming) in Costa Rica where he will swim up to 19 km from Playa Agujas on the Pacific Coast to Playa Heradura on February 9th (an estimated 4.5-hour fin swim).

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