Unimos las Islas - Unim les Illes - Join the Islands

Unimos las Islas – Unim les Illes – Join the Islands

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Tita Llorens has done all kinds of marathon swims among the islands of the Balearic islands of Menorca and Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea.

The president of the Menorca Channel Swimming Association completed the 37 km Menorca Channel (Canal de Menorca) that stretches between Menorca and Mallorca in 2012 in 12 hours 23 minutes. She significantly upped that distance in 2013 with a 83 km (51.5 mile) crossing of the Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca, between Ibiza and Mallorca in 20 hours 30 minutes.

This week, she will attempt to go even further with a 85 km crossing.

Follow Tita Llorens here between Ibiza (Eivissa in Catalan) and Mallorca on July 10th.

Cruce Canal de Mallorca a nado por Tita Llornes: La nadadora Menorquina Tita Llorens tratara de unir a nado las islas de Mallorca e Ibiza en modalidad non-stop y sin neopreno.

Llorens successfully and safely completed her 83 km crossing from Ibiza to Mallorca in 20 hours 30 minutes on July 24th 2013.

She covered 73.7 km under strong lateral winds and currents of 14 knots and despite being stung by several jellyfish and experiencing much itching because of the plankton that had accumulated in her swimsuit.

Her Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca swim from the Balearic islands of Ibiza to Mallorca was her second marathon swim in the region.

Llorens previously completed a 21 nautical mile Menorca Channel crossing between the Balearic islands of Menorca and Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea in 12 hours 23 minutes in July 2012.

Photos courtesy of kayaker and guide Siscu Pons.

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