The thirty six year old, a native of the Canary Islands, has an impressive resume of open water swims. During 2018 he aims to becoming the first person ever to complete a major, iconic, challenging race in each of the seven continents including Rottnest Channel (OZ), Robben Island (ZA), Lake Titicaca (BV), English Channel (UK), Catalina Channel (US), Clean Half (HK) and Ice KM in Antarctica. Follow Diego's progress here: global swimmer.com.
In August 2017 Diego completed the circumnavigation of Manhattan (48k) in the 11th fastest time ever and the fastest by a Spaniard. He has already completed open water swim races in 15 countries claiming podium positions in all.
Diego swims with a purpose: keeping the waters clean of plastic waste. He raises money for Ocean Recovery Alliance, a USA / Hong Kong non-profit with extensive experience in fighting plastic waste in oceans, rivers and lakes.
Read more about Diego Lopez and his Continents Seven swims here: SwimSwam
The 2018 Barbados Open Water Festival is scheduled for Nov 7-11. Visit our web site for more info.