The event has been held for the last 45 years.
The Club Mendoza de Regatas member said, “Santa Fe – Coronda is a unique event, it is a swimming party. It is beautiful. When I saw [the event] last year, I decided to swim it and prepared for the qualification race.”
The qualification race is 28.5 km. To qualify, swimmers have to swim faster than 4 hours 30 minutes. Oriozabala qualified as the fastest woman as she finished in 4 hours 10 minutes.
One of her favorite foods to eat during a long swim is sweet potatoes, a source of energy that her father hands her from her escort boat. “[Santa Fe – Coronda] is my first experience [in the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series]. I want to enjoy it. When I saw the race last year I started to cry, imagining what it will be now when I reach the finish.”
Copyright © 2008-2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association