New York To London Swim Adventure For Ventre
Michael Ventre will attempt to become the first person in history to swim from New York to London. In April 2017, he will step off the shore of New York en route to raise a target of £5 million for Oxfam.
“Its 3,800 long miles [6,115 km] swimming alongside a support boat for up to 8 hours a day,” the London resident originally from Botswana. “The swim could take around 7 months to complete. I’ll have to deal with sharks, killer whales, jellyfish and extreme weather. My mental toughness is also going to be tested like never before. But I’m determined to do this for a much greater cause.
I have an amazing back office team behind me working frantically trying to put everything in place.”
But the cost of swimming solo across the Atlantic Ocean is large. His plans are to raise an initial £40,000 to build a team in order to secure much-needed corporate partners to finance a support boat, crew, fuel and equipment.
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