Pablo Fernández Álvarez, 100 km Down The Coast Of FloridaPablo Fernández Álvarez participated in the Great Shark Swim, a planned 100 km charity swim organized by Madswimmer in the Agulhas Current along the KwaZulu Natal Coast in South Africa.
Unfortunately, the team and Fernandez’ swim was halted after 28.24 km and 9 hours 3 minutes due to stings by blue bottles in December 2017.
But Fernandez has not given up on his 100 km swim dreams.
Libertad Silva announced that Fernández will attempt to swim the fastest 100 km ever swum in the ocean. But this time, instead of South Africa, Fernandez will swim off the coast of Florida in the United States in order to gain advantage of the Gulf Stream.
Along the southeastern coast of Florida between July 29th and August 1st, his goal is to swim 100 km in about 14 hours in a current-positive attempt. “He will take advantage of the Gulf Stream to attempt to set a world record for a solo assisted sea/ocean swim.
Pablo will depart on board a boat from Jupiter, Florida and will arrive in the exact location for the start of the swim which will be at east of Jupiter where the Gulf Stream current flows the strongest. There, he will begin swimming heading north with two kayaks accompanying him and assisting with feeds. On the other side of Mr. Fernandez, there will be a ship with his team members: two paramedics, a photographer, two extra kayakers, and the crew. Our friends from Jennifer Clark’s Gulfstream will transmit real time data to the boat to use and maintain course.
During the swim, Pablo will only wear a cap, goggles, swim shorts and will take the Spot Gen 3 GPS that will automatically send messages with his location. He will also wear Shark Shield bands on both his ankles and wrists and will carry on the boat Sting No More to treat jellyfish stings.”
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