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May 16th, 2014, 09:12 AM
Anyone in Rhode Island?! Close to finishing a 2300km swim distance challenge for shark awareness! Just 5 weeks to the Fri June 20th FINISH in Rhode Island off Narragansett Beach. We're giving away prizes at the Narragansett Beach finish 4-6pm from Project AWARE Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/ProjectAWAREFoundation), Arena Water Instinct (https://www.facebook.com/arenapeople), and SHARK SAVERS (https://www.facebook.com/sharksavers). Stickers from #noWAsharkcull (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/nowasharkcull) and Shark Bites energy bars! Huge thanks to ARENA Swimwear and ALL the sponsors!! For the Sharks!

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June 6th, 2014, 07:59 AM
I'm finishing a 2300km swim distance challenge at Narragansett Beach, RI in 2 weeks on Fri June 20th from 4-6pm to raise awareness for sharks. 2300km is the length of the Great Barrier Reef, home to more sharks than anywhere else on the planet. Any and all are welcome to join for the final fun swim off the beach! We're giving away T-shirts and prizes from ARENA Swimwear, SHARK SAVERS, and Project AWARE, Shark Bite energy bars, bumper stickers, tons of shark info, and shark tattoos for kids. ARENA Swimwear are a pro-shark/pro environment company and an amazing team who have been behind this project 100%.

Sharks are the planet's most critical species, a governing top predator in our largest ecosystem, ocean. They have an unjust bad rap and they are in big trouble. We are slaughtering more than 100 000 000 sharks a year from finning, long lining, overfishing, beach nets, and imposed culls. Sharks on average kill 7-10 people a year worldwide.

I am raising funds for Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility, and Education) a global NGO non-profit organization dedicated to "Conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy, and action" through their FINathon - Get Swimming to End Finning campaign - aiming for $2300 for 2300km - in less than a week I have hit 28% of my goal: http://finathon.org/swimmingfastforsharks (http://finathon.org/swimmingfastforsharks)

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June 24th, 2014, 12:49 PM

Open water swim off Narragansett Beach, Rhode Island on Fri June 20th (the 39th Anniversary of JAWS) to wrap the 2300km Swim for Sharks!

Then two days out with the Blue sharks this past weekend, amazing and beautiful animals, had couple dozen with us, took about 45min for the first curious one to show up then they stuck with us all day. Amazing photo/vid ops! Pelagic long fin cruisers, stunning. 7-10' long. Had one fun little 4' male really curious and nippy, had to keep en eye on him, he really liked my fins and Go Pro. :-) Lotsa pics and vid being posted; website/FB. We also saw 3 Humpbacks and a pod of over 100 dolphins go ripping by us. Water was bouncing between 61 and 64F. I am running a LATERAL LINE Blue & Mako trip in Aug 2015 to go and see them, you do not need to be a certified diver, we are snorkeling and you also do not have to get in the water to see them up close. (But then you can't say you swam with sharks!) We go out of Narragansett, RI. Reach me through my site: 3 days, started with 18 spots, 6 are filled already! We will get Makos in August!

Sharks are the Kings of Swimming and they rule 71% of our Planet. #respect #swimfast


June 24th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Sharks, leopard seals, and orca's - I respect them all!

Congrats on your 2300KM challenge

June 26th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Thanks __steve__!

Respect all LIFE!

2300km >>> Same length as the Great Barrier Reef, or Toronto to Miami, or 605 IRONMAN swims. CHALLENGE TOTALS: 23.5 months, swimming an average of 6 days a week/4.5km workout, 828 hours, and 36km of it as open water swim races. All on a 100% plant-based diet. Ⓥ

LATERAL LINE Blue & Mako Sharks
Aug 4-6, 2015 - Rhode Island: http://www.lateral-line.org/trips.html