Héctor Ramírez Ballesteros completed the first butterfly crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. Coached and promoted by Jose Diaz, the former competitive swimmer known by his nickname HHector in the hip hop world, completed the 14 km crossing in 7 hours 5 minutes.
It was interesting to see his escort boat function as a lead boat. The boat was positioned directly in front of him so he could sight off the boat, something that is unique to breaststrokers and butterflyers in the open water swimming world.
Additionally, his stroke looked very similar whether he was swimming in turbulent conditions or smooth-water conditions, but the video shows how Héctor was naturally getting tired at the end. But he never broke stroke. Fabulous!
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