Tag: transoceanic swim

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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Ben Hooper, Three Years And A Day

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After three years of planning, training, preparing and fundraising, British transoceanic swimmer Ben Hooper had to delay his start another day in Dakar in order to begin the Swim The Big Blue. Hooper is aiming to complete his solo stage swim across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Brazil over the next

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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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Nothing Great Is Easy Across The Ocean

Courtesy of Ben Hooper, Swim The Big Blue. Only a very infinitesimal number of open water swimmers hope to do, plan and execute transoceanic swims. Each of these swims takes in extraordinarily large amount of funds, supporters, logistics and operational planning. Most of them require years of planning and fund-raising. As a result, many transoceanic

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£20,565 Gets Closer To Helping Oxfam

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michael Ventre announced that his New York to London Swim crowdfunding campaign ended with £20,565. "I would like to thank everyone for contributing to make this [transoceanic swim campaign] a huge success. I am incredibly humbled by your generosity. The team will now work on getting your rewards out to you

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