The totanero Jose Miguel Cano and Agustin Murcia Masters Swimming Club Murcia recently participated in the solidarity of the Third Crossing of the Santa Faz in Alicante.
The distance of 8 kms joined Postiguet beach (next to the hotel Meliá) with the beach of San Juan (1 Âº Red Cross post) and after bypass the Cabo de las Huertas at about 6 km.
"He did a day of" dogs ", with up to 30 knots of wind speed and gusts in some places. Luck is that 2/3 of the journey has helped it blew from the west. We have 56 swimmers participated, classified three groups that have come every 10 minutes from worst to best average time to swim. Despite carrying wetsuit, we noticed that water, about 16-17 degrees, has taken its toll, especially with the cold currents rounding Cabo de las Huertas, "as have the participants.
"José Miguel was the the 2nd group (3 km. / Hour) and Augustine in the third (3.5 km. / Hour). Despite not being a competitive crossing, organization, after 1 supplies has allowed us to" throw "on our own. Finally Augustine has done the best time of all participants with 2 hours and 5 minutes, coming in fifth place and despite having gone 20 and 10 minutes respectively after the 1 st and 2 nd group. José Miguel has come in 7 th position by the seventh fastest time of 2 hours and 16 minutes, "he added.
"To say that we left Murcia at 5.45 pm and we arrived in San Juan at 7 am, we parked the car there and we put the neoprene. We were joined by" Sevi "Jose Miguel's wife, who has given us all their logistical support. After taking 2 trains (trams), change included, have come to Postiguet, which has given out at 08:50, 09:00 and 9:10 hours respectively to each of the three groups of swimmers, "conclude the swimmers.