Salvatore Cimmino to swim from Cuba to America

NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
edited September 2014 in Event Announcements
http://www.salvatorecimmino.it/?p=1950&lang=en
Salvatore Cimmino plans to swim from Hemingway Marina, Cuba to Key West, America around April/May 2016
He will do it in a FINA approved suit and he thinks it will take him 55-60 hours.

By which rules and who will observe it yet to be decided.
But as far as I know all his swims were done by Channel rules.

Like all his swims he does it to create better circumstances for people with disabilities.
SWIMMING THE SEAS OF THE GLOBE_Cuba Miami.pdf

http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

Comments

  • tortugatortuga Senior Member
    Nice
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    I don't know how many people are aware of this, but Salvatore only has one leg! His recent MIMS swim was done with a conventional suit, but many of his incredible swims have been done with a thin wetsuit. I had the pleasure of planning and observing a 25k swim for him in Boston Harbor.
    Jaimie
  • SydneDSydneD Senior Member
    Wow! Talk about an adult-onset swimmer! He didn't start until he was 40? Amazing. Totally.
    IronMike
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
    He mailed me that he'll do it in a FINA approved swimsuit.

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited September 2014
    Niek said:

    He mailed me that he'll do it in a FINA approved swimsuit.

    I can't keep track of what FINA allows and what they don't allow. For open water events, I think they allow men to wear the cheater extra-coverage suits, right?
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
    edited September 2014
    Don't try to sound too much a purist @evmo
    I for one don't like the listing of a Simple timekeeping device (chronometer) under the Standard Equipment of Marathon Swimming. I think wearing a watch is also cheating.

    Here's what the FINA rules on suits:
    FINA handbook 2013-17 by laws:
    BL 8.4 From June 1, 2010 Open Water swimwear for both men and women shall not
    cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below the ankle. All Open Water
    swimsuits shall comply with the FINA Criteria for Materials and Approval Procedures.
    FINA approved swimsuits

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    So the answer to my question is: "Yes."

    Thanks @Niek.
  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited September 2014
    Niek said:

    Here's what the FINA rules on suits:
    FINA handbook 2013-17 by laws:
    BL 8.4 From June 1, 2010 Open Water swimwear for both men and women shall not
    cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below the ankle. All Open Water
    swimsuits shall comply with the FINA Criteria for Materials and Approval Procedures.
    FINA approved swimsuits


    meh

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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