Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Lucas Rivet is an open water swimmer from Argentina who manages the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata (ACNRP), the governing body to organize and ratify solo swims across the Río de la Plata bordered by the Uruguay River in Uruguay and the Paraná River in Argentina.

The funnel-shaped estuary that part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay serves as on the southeastern coastline of South America is 290 km (180 miles) long, but its width varies between 2 km) at the inner sections to 220 km at its mouth.

Today, Rivet is helping Damián Blaum in his second attempt to cross the Río de la Plata. Follow Blaum’s crossing attempt between Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay and Punta Lara in Argentina here.

Blaum’s first attempt on February 14the ended after he crossed the Uruguayan part of the river at the 21.1 km point after in 4 hours 5 minutes due to logistical problems.

For more information on Blaum’s crossing live, visit here.

For more information on the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata, visit here on Facebook.


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