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  • JbetleyJbetley UKMember

    Seems like an ambitious timeline. She also states that April - Sept is the only time she could swim due to the cold, which is incorrect. I do hope she has read Sean's book!

    Tracy_ClarkKatieBun
  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member

    I think the whole thing is a little ambitious for a lady who's never been out of her depth in open water. That's one steep learning curve. :-/

    Tracy_Clark
  • Tracy_ClarkTracy_Clark Norwich, United KingdomMember

    Yawn! Here's hoping she doesn't go to the Ben Hooper School of Open Water swimming...

    ssthomasNiekJustSwimKatieBunslknightIronMikebluemermaid9
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Is this fake news?

    KatieBun
  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    When will someone announce their "swim around the world" attempt? Seems like a pretty ambitious attempt for a first time swim. There was talk about the dangers of the lack of knowing what you don't know. This might be one of those occasions.

    Tracy_Clark
  • slknightslknight Member

    curly said: When will someone announce their "swim around the world" attempt?

    There's this person who is swimming across the Pacific:

    https://www.mission-blue.org/2017/05/the-longest-swim-an-expedition-across-the-pacific/

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember

    One hopes she will involve WOWSA in sanctioning this event, so when she gets out after half a mile it can be a "Certified World Record Attempt."

    NiekIronMike
  • IronMikeIronMike Alexandria, VACharter Member

    slknight said:

    curly said: When will someone announce their "swim around the world" attempt?

    There's this person who is swimming across the Pacific:

    https://www.mission-blue.org/2017/05/the-longest-swim-an-expedition-across-the-pacific/

    Another Ben. Great.

    Some interesting quotes from this Ben's website:

    [Ben] was the first man to swim across the Atlantic from Boston (USA) to Quiberon (France) without a kickboard

    six-month unsupported expedition [to swim across the Pacific]

    Ben will be escorted by the support sailboat Discoverer and her nine crew members

    No one has ever tried to go so far so slowly

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