Tag: The Longest Swim

The Science Behind The Longest Swim

>Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ben Lecomte will be constantly monitored during The Longest Swim across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco. He will attach an EKG waterproof holter monitor on his chest while wearing a RadBand radioactive cesium collector on his ankles as he swims across the largest body of water on Planet

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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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Where Are They Now? Ben Lecomte

Courtesy of The Longest Swim by Ben Lecomte between Tokyo and San Francisco. Ben Lecomte will attempt a solo stage swim between Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California. He expects to start his transoceanic swim sometime in April 2017 and take at least 6 months of daily swims to work his way across the Pacific Ocean. The Longest Swim can be followed

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Get Going With Gino Gönenç Kalganoğlu

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gino Gönenç Kalganoğlu grew up near the sea in the Turkish coastal town of Çanakkale. His multi-cultural and multi-lingual background has now led him to become an American citizen living in another coastal city of New Orleans. Along his way from Çanakkale to New Orleans, Kalganoğlu has produced and

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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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The Tools Of A Transpacific Stage Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Benoît Lecomte swim 5,500 miles from Tokyo to San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean during The Longest Swim, he will use a variety of equipment [shown above]. His maritime science project will be anchored by a support team and researchers who will study the Plastiphere, as they try to answer the

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