XBoss - XTRM Baleares Open Water Swim Services

XBoss – XTRM Baleares Open Water Swim Services

XBOSS is a marathon swimming service provider in Spain. Teresa Planas and her colleagues enable and help train open water swimmers who want to challenge themselves across some marathon swims in the beautiful waters of Spain.

Among several different endurance activities, XBOSS – XTRM organizes two marathon solo and group swims: the 42K Cruce a Nado Mallorca Menorca and the 25K Cruce a Nado Mallorca Cabrera.

XBOSS gives you the opportunity and ability cross the 25K channel between Mallorca and Cabrera or the 42K between across Mallorca to Menorca,” explains Teresa in English and her native Spanish. “XBOSS es el nuevo servicio de XTRM destinado a aquellos nadadores que quieren realizar un bonito y duro reto de natación en aguas abiertas. XBOSS te ofrece la posibilidad de realizar el cruce a nado de Mallorca a Cabrera (25 Km) o el cruce a nado de Mallorca a Menorca (42Km).”

In the Cruce a Nado Mallorca Cabrera, XBOSS presents a significant challenge in a beautiful setting: the Cabrera National Park and the southern coast of the island of Mallorca. The crossing that can vary from 16K to 25K and can be done solo or with a group.

The first group crossing took place in August 2011 when 68 swimmers took to the crystal-clear waters in Cabrera. With 50 volunteers and numerous government agencies helping, the 13 women and 55 men left in two groups at 7:45 am with a flotilla of 17 escort boats (guiding a 2.5K per hour group and a 3K per hour group).

Depite the 8-knot winds, the swimmers enjoyed the journey and had the time of their lives despite currents and turbulence. Only 8 of the 68 swimmers did not complete the swim. 7 hours 45 minutes after the start, the 3K per hour group finished on Sa Rápita beach where more than 300 people met their with smiles, cheers and hugs. The 2K per hour group completed their journey in 9 hours 45 minutes over the 24.99K course.

Teresa knows what she teaches as she and Miquel Suñer are the two record holders of the Menorca to Mallorca Channel. Teresa completed the crossing in 12 hours 18 minutes in September 2011 while Miquel completed it in July 19 in 12 hours 19 minutes.

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Steven Munatones