DR company recreates Frozen Water for Ultra Distance swimmer – Marcos Diaz endures numbing waters to send UN a message
Ultra long distance swimmer Marcos Diaz is training for two hours today starting at 5:30pm in the Olympic Center pool in Santo Domingo. Hielo Alaska, the DR’s leading ice supplier, has chilled the water temperature at the aquatic center’s 25-meter pool so he can acclimatize to the cold waters he will find during the last stretch of his Swim Across the Continents.
The event is an initiative aimed at creating global awareness of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Between May to August, Diaz made four open water swims connecting the five continents of the world. The first crossing linked Oceania with Asia, from Papua New Guinea to the shores of Indonesia (May 2010).
The second linked Asia and Africa, from the coasts of Yemen to the beaches of Djibouti (June 2010). The third linked Africa and Europe, from Tangier in Morocco to Tarifa in Spain (July 2010).
The fourth will link Asia to the Americas, from Russia to Alaska, United States (August 2010). The fifth and final swim will take place in New York, USA from the Statue of Liberty to the United Nations building just days before the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit in September, as the grand finale of this exceptional feat.