WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee  Progetto Adriatico (Italy to Albania) – Learn To Be Free

WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Progetto Adriatico (Italy to Albania) – Learn To Be Free

Progetto Adriatico was a 23 hour and 44 minute marathon swim from Italy to Albania in the Adriatic Sea by Massimo Voltolina.  The English Channel swimmer and Ironman triathlete Massimo swam 85K across the Otranto Channel. 

Massimo started from the southeastern coast of Italy and headed eastward to Albania across a rough Adriatic Sea.  His Project Adriatic ended in Isola di Seseno on the west coast of Albania for the first successful crossing of the Otranto Channel. 

With the Navy personnel, scientific researchers from three universities and a support crew keeping close tabs on the currents and Force 4 conditions, Massimo remained on track for an entire day and night.  Upon his arrival on the Albanian shore, Massimo was grateful and happy to convey a message of peace from the Learn To Be Free association.  For his eloquence in explaining his mindset and goals while being enveloped in nature during an unprecedented marathon swim, Progetto Adriatico is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.   

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Steven Munatones