Have you ever thought about swimming in the Antarctic? In an open letter on social media, Ger Kennedy announced that he has organized an Antarctica 2020 swim.
Sound warm and cozy right? The The warmest sea temperature in Antarctica today is 0°C / 32°F, it is just Pure polar Ice melt heaven.
Kennedy explains the travel plans, “We will assemble a group of international winter and ice swimmers and then will depart for Ushuaia, a resort town in Argentina located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America and nicknamed the End of the World. Then we will sail to inside the Antarctica Circle to swim and visit various locations in the Bellingshausen Sea along peninsula for additional swims. Then we will sail to the Weddell Sea, swim, and return to Ushuaia.”
From Ger Kennedy:
To All my Winter & Ice Swimming Friends
I invite you to Antarctica 2020 Swimming Expedition (Feb/Mar 2020)
From 5m to 1000m+ all levels will be treated equal
Family and Friends very welcome
Email me for expression of Interest
Sounds awesome right? But who is Ger Kennedy?
Irish, extreme ice water swimmer that sits in ice water for 1 hour and swims under 52meters of ice without dying! =)
He has organized this event under the tag #antarctica2020 it is known as an “environmental swim” or Eco Swim that aims to protect, conserve or call attention to the environment or ecology,
Check out his amazing list of swims here: http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Ger_Kennedy
Read more about the project: http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2017/02/ger-kennedys-antarctica-2020-swim.html