Travessia do Leme ao Pontal

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The most popular crossing in South America and the most beautiful and challenging in Brazil. There are three course options for open water lovers (16K, 36K and 50K).

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Description

The Travessia do Leme ao Pontal is a scenic 36 km coastal swim in Brazil that ends in Pontal and was inspired by a famous song in Brazil called Do Leme ao Pontal.

The ocean challenge offers great natural beauty where the swimmer can admire from a privileged perspective the wonders of Rio de Janeiro including Sugar Loaf, Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer, Cagarras Archipelago, Ipanema Beach, São Conrado Beach, Barra da Tijuca Beach and the Pontal Stone.

Adherbal de Oliveira created a governing body (Leme to Pontal Swimming Association) that enables solo and relay attempts for neoprene and bioprene swimmers along the gorgeous course.

For creating a professional infrastructure complete with escort pilots, crew, guidance and record-keeping to support marathon swims and relays, for encouraging marathon swimming among people who are inspired to repeat the lyrics of a popular song, for offering opportunities throughout the year in temperatures that can range from 15°C to 26°C.

Name of Race

Travessia do Leme ao Pontal

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Event Dates

Jan.01, 2022 08:00 - Dec 31, 2023 08:00

Start Date

03/05/2022

Region

South America

Distances Offered

Over 10k

Temperature

Warm

Experience

Intermediate

Water Type

Sea

Swim Type

Relay

World Top 100

95-1

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