Diego López Dominguez To Attempt The Islands SevenCourtesy of Diego López Dominguez, Canary Islands.
100 km west of Morocco at its closest point lies the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias). There are eight Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa) and seven potential channels to swim across.
Diego López Dominguez describes his newest challenge, the Islands Seven. “Crossing the 7 channels vary in difficulty and length from 2 km to over 90 km. Three of the channels have never been completed before.*
I am currently liaising with institutions and brands, but my idea is to pursue the project through 2020.
As a good islander, I’ve always prided myself on acquiring international experiences without losing my identity nor my origins. Now that I’ve swum around the world, there’s nothing I would like more than doing a project back home. My new dream is called Islands Seven and it consists in uniting the eight Canary Islands – the last one would be the third longest channel swim in history.
I have it in me to dream big and to work hard until I do it. Stay tuned as the dream becomes a project, a challenge, and a reality.”
* If successful, López will be the first person to swim across the 68 km La Palma-Hierro Channel, the 60 km Hierro-Gomera Channel, and the 90 km Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria Channel, none of which have ever been crossed.
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