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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Longest Swim Is Getting Closer

Courtesy of Paul Lecomte, The Longest Swim, Pacific Ocean.

The Longest Swim will definitely live up to its billings.

The Longest Swim is Benoît Lecomte's stage swim from Tokyo across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco, California. His crew estimates that it will take 5-6 months to cross over 5,419 miles (8,721 km) across the world's largest body of water.

Lecomte will be supported by a operational and scientific team aboard a 50-foot catamaran that is equipped with computers and communications to send and receive data, enabling fans and followers direct interaction with Lecomte and his crew. Audio and video information will be uploaded in real-time to his website. His website will relay his position, the weather condition, his physical health and that of his team, his mental status, and marine life.

It is quite possibly the greatest adventure in mankind’s history.

"Everything is going fine with the delivery," reported Paul Lecomte, the Project Manager and brother of Benoît. "The boat and crew arrived in Panama last Sunday and should be in San Diego by mid-March."

Photo above shows crew members Anna Szutenberg, Landon Glover, Ruffels Scott, Tyral Dal, Jonathan Payman and Alex Dowling.

For more information, visit thelongestswim.com or on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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