Courtesy of Leme to Pontal Swimming Association (LPSA Travessia Do Leme Ao Pontal), Leme Beach, Brazil.

Team Nada e Preciso / ServRio Elevadores (or Nadar é Preciso) is a 3-person Brazilian relay that completed the 35 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal, a course between Leme Beach to Pontal on June 24th.

Francisco Calheiros, Roberta Maldonado and Gelson Pierre Jr. completed their neoprene relay in 8 hours 32 minutes.

Adherbal de Oliveira, Secretary of the Leme to Pontal Swimming Association, reported that another relay, Elo Academia 1 completed the course on February 20th in 12 hours 16 minutes with Samir Botelho Barel and Helio Araujo Padilha Junior.

First crossed in 2008 by Luiz Lima, the 35 km coastal swim is growing fast under the guidance of Adherbal de Oliveira and Renato Ribeiro_Barbosa. “This year, we also have another 15 scheduled crossings and our first foreign swimmer, Irishman Owen O’Keefe attempt the crossing in December.”

For more information on the LPSA Travessia Do Leme Ao Pontal, visit the LPSA website here or on the LPSA Facebook page.

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