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Monday, April 24, 2017

Swim To The Limit For The Longest Swim

Courtesy of Léa Hagemeier, Paul Lecomte, Pacific Ocean.

Ben Lecomte will keep on swimming for 36 hours non-stop in San Diego Bay starting on April 24th until his Kickstarter campaign for The Longest Swim is fully completed.

Lecomte, who swam across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, and his team are currently preparing in San Diego for another transoceanic attempt. At the beginning of next year he will swim across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco. "More than just a swim, The Longest Swim will be a platform to raise awareness of the state of the oceans," explains project manager Paul Lecomte. "Working with 13 scientific organisations, it will be the first citizen science expedition of its kind."

"We recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise necessary funds for food and airtime during their expedition. That campaign is finishing next weekend," said Lecomte in his appeal. "In an attempt to raise the remaining funds, we are prepared to push themselves to the limit. Beginning on Friday April 28th at 8 am in San Diego Bay, I will start the Swim To The Limit challenge, swimming non-stop in San Diego Bay until either the crowdfunding goal is met or the end of the campaign is reached - potentially a 37-hour swim."

Live streaming of the Swim To The Limit event will be on Facebook. Live tweets from the event will be on Twitter (#swimtothelimit). Pictures and videos are posted on Instagram. To donate or participate, visit here.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday April 27th: Warm-up, ocean swimming trials and preparation, and interviews between 2 - 8 pm
Friday April 28th: 8 am start of Swim To The Limit
Saturday April 29th: 9 pm end of the campaign on Kickstarter

The event will be held along Harbor Island Park located at 1875 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, California 92101. For more information, contact Paul Lecomte via paul@thelongestswim.com or telephone at +1 (512) 502-4270.

Lecomte's Kickstarter campaign for his unprecedented solo stage swim across the Pacific Ocan is currently underway here.

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