Swimming in the Seas of the Globe

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Salvatore Cimmino's Global Swimming Tour
Swimming in the Seas of the Globe (A Nuoto nei Mari del Globo) is a series of swim by Salvatore Cimmino, a disabled Italian marathon swimmer. He attempted to become the first disabled athlete to successfully swim across the Cook Strait.

The Cook Strait crossing, organized by Philip Rush, is part of his Swimming in the Seas of the Globe (A Nuoto nei Mari del Globo) tour to promote disability awareness.

Cimmino had his right leg amputated at the age of 15 due to cancer and began swimming later in life for therapeutic reasons before turning it into a passion for raising disability awareness.

Swimming in the Seas of the Globe

The legs of the Swimming in the Seas of the Globe (A Nuoto nei Mari del Globo):

1. Israel – Lake Tiberias – 17 km – May 7th 2010
2. Italy/Slovenia – Trieste/Koper – 21 km – September 20th 2010
3. Argentina – Rio Paranà, Santa Fe/Coronda – 42 km – January 30th 2011, Swimming Marathon – FINA Grand Prix
4. Mexico – Sumidero Canyon – 15 km – May 7th 2011, Swimming Marathon – FINA Grand Prix
5. Canada – Vancouver – 20 km – June 2011, at United World College Headquarters
6. New Zealand – Cook Strait – 20 km – September 2011
7. Australia – Brisbane – 20 km – January 2012
8. United States – New York – 48 km – June 2012 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
9. Democratic Republic of the Congo - 40 km - April 2012 Lake Kiva

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