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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Antonio Saint Aubyn Swims 63 km From Margarita Island

Antonio Saint Aubyn, a 36-year-old swimming coach from Cumaná, Venezuela, completed an unprecedented 63 km (39-mile) wetsuit swim from Punta de Piedras on Margarita Island to the Cumanagoto Marina in Cumaná City on the mainland of Venezuela yesterday under ideal conditions.

He started at 2:28 pm on July 13th and finished at 11:10 am on July 14th on his 20 hour 42 minute solo swim.

Representatives from the Federacion Venezolana de Natation, Fundación para Deporte del Estado Sucre, del Instituto Nacional de Espacios Acuáticos, and Vigilancia Costera de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana sanctioned, observed and ratified the swim.

"The crossing was a bit complicated in the Gulf of Cariaco because the surf was fairly active and strong, but people took to the water to protect me, trying to help me with the tide."

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