Tag: Lake Kivu

A Small Gesture By A Long Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Salvatore Cimmino understands the importance of a small, but grand, gesture especially for those who are disabled and often forgotten. On May 10th, Cimmino will attempt a 60 km solo swim from Monvu in Bukavu across the Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "My goal

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Salvatore Cimmino Delivers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Many swimmers and many open water swimming events around the world aim to support a local, regional, national or international causes. Swimmers attempt charity swims on behalf of social causes, environmental causes, ecological causes, political causes or medical research. Swimmers swim while supporters

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Salvatore Cimmino To Speak In Miami

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Salvatore Cimmino of Italy possesses a rare amount of courage as an endurance athlete and a deep-seated passion to help others with a disability. His willingness to seek new goals is relentless. He has planned, organized and completed solo swims from the Cook Strait in New Zealand to around Manhattan

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Why I Swim

Salvatore Cimmmino writes eloquently why he swims and how it enables to visualize his potential here (in English) and here (in Italian). He writes, "Disability today, compared to the past, is no longer a limit, it doesn’t preclude your chance to dream, to have a job, a house, a family and to travel. [Read more...] Copyright © 2012 by Open Water Source

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