A marathon is 26.2 miles on land, so what would be the equivalent in the water? The answer remains debatable, but this Saturday I will find out how long it takes to swim 12.5 miles.
The Swim Around Key West is the longest swim I’ve ever attempted. I’m also using this moment of temporary insanity to raise funds for climate change activism. All donations will support 350 South Florida, a local chapter of 350.org. I serve as the chapter’s current president.
To make a pledge, email 350SouthFlorida@gmail.com. At $2 per miles, that’s $25.
My goal is to break 6 hours. I’ll have a kayak escort, and I’ll use Aquaman’s superpowers to lasso whales and repel sharks. There’s a very cool development of tracking a great white shark that already swam around Key West, but I don’t expect to see Katherine.
Guess I’ll have to swim extra fast!