Tag: Benoît Lecomte

Thinking About The Longest Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I was a child when [my uncle] Ben [Lecomte] walked on the shores of France in Quiberon after he first crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1998," recalled Paul Lecomte, the Project Manager for Lecomte's The Longest Swim across the Pacific Ocean. Later this year, Paul will head a 9-person escort crew of The

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Beam Me Across, Scotty

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "No one has ever tried to go so far, so slowly [across the Pacific Ocean]," said escort pilot James Scott about Benoît Lecomte's transoceanic swim known as The Longest Swim. "There are very few 'firsts' left in this world, and this six-month unsupported expedition is a rare chance to be a core part of one

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Myriad Details Of The Longest Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Benoit Lecomte is still working on the thousands of small details that he need to design, test, operate and confirm before he starts The Longest Swim in Tokyo, Japan. Most recently, Lecomte tested the waterproof tape that he will use to adhere medical equipment on his body during his swim; he made final

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