Battle of Rande, an epic swim

Last weekend I participated in the Battle of Rande, a long distance open water swimming event in the bay of Vigo, Spain. It was the 7th edition of this event, which is held every year in honor of the late Carlos Conde. By all accounts it was an epic swim. First, the distance alone - 27 km - … Continue reading Battle of Rande, an epic swim

FAQ: Are you crazy?

That is by far the most frequent question people have when they learn that I'm planning to swim 27km in the ocean this June. Short answer: no, I'm not crazy. Or at least not more so than anyone who has done an Ironman for no good reason other than to say they did it. In … Continue reading FAQ: Are you crazy?

La Bocaina Crossing – Marathon Swimming Season Finale

Yesterday I swam with a group of about 80 swimmers across La Bocaina, the strait that separates the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. It’s 15 km in a straight line. It was both a grueling challenge and an amazingly satisfying experience. For safety, the swimmers are divided into fast, medium and slow groups. Then, each … Continue reading La Bocaina Crossing – Marathon Swimming Season Finale

Tomorrow is the day! 15km swim from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura

Just arrived in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, for the long awaited Bocaina marathon swim! This is the final swim of the season for me. After months of training and preparation, this is it. I’ve really been looking forward to this event for months. First, because it’s an “adventure” swim: from one island to another; in the … Continue reading Tomorrow is the day! 15km swim from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura