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Adherbal de Oliveira

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Adherbal de Oliveira was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards and was voted the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year
Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira and Renato Ribeiro Barbosa is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association
Betina Lorscheitter with Adherbal de Oliveira after setting the women's record of the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal along the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Adherbal de Oliveira is a 49-year-old Brazilian open water swimmer, marathon swimmer, and event organizer from Rio de Janeiro.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

He was voted as the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year in the annual WOWSA Awards with the following nomination:

Leme ao Pontal's Brazilian music has inspired one of the most beautiful, challenging and enjoyable marathons in the world, due to the efforts of Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira. He created the Leme to Pontal Swimming Association which governs the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal Crossing, 36 km along the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The coastal marathon starts at night usually under a starlit sky and along a coastline of one of the world's liveliest cities that shines brightly at night. Adherbal oversees each swim with precision and logistical and operational professionalism. He communicates very well, puts each swimmer on a pedestal, sharing his own experiences as desired. He creates a festive finish and awards swimmers with immediate ratification, a prize and a commemorative video. He organizes a uniquely special day in the life of swimmers who challenge themselves from Leme to Pontal because he has swum across the English Channel and holds various channel and marathon swim records. For creating and managing one of the best solo and relay marathon swims in the world, for continuing to work even after his Molokai Channel attempt ended due to a shark attack and a serious injury, for being a warm-hearted, inspiring ambassador as a swimmer himself, Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira is a worthy candidate for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Open Water Swimming Career

Leme to Pontal Swimming Association

He organizes the Leme to Pontal Swimming Association (LPSA), an open water swimming organization that governs the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal 36 km course between Leme Beach to Pontal in Brazil, inspired by the Brazilian song Do Leme ao Pontal. Luiz Lima first completed the 36 km crossing in 2008; inspired in part by Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal), a well-known Brazilian song by Tim Maia.

History

Luiz Lima first completed the 36 km crossing in 2008; inspired in part by Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal), a well-known Brazilian song by Tim Maia.

Solo Swims without Neoprene

Solo Swims with Neoprene

Relay Swims without Neoprene

Relay Swim with Neoprene

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2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees

Travessia do Leme ao Pontal was nominated for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
4. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
6. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)

2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The Travessia do Leme ao Pontal is a scenic 45 km coastal swim in Brazil that ends in Pontal and was inspired by a famous song in Brazil called Do Leme ao Pontal. The ocean challenge offers great natural beauty where the swimmer can admire from a privileged perspective the wonders of Rio de Janeiro including Sugar Loaf, Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer, Cagarras Archipelago, Ipanema Beach, São Conrado Beach, Barra da Tijuca Beach and the Pontal Stone. Adherbal de Oliveira and Renato Ribeiro Barbosa created a governing body (Leme to Pontal Swimming Association) that enables solo and relay attempts for neoprene and bioprene swimmers along the gorgeous course. For creating a professional infrastructure complete with escort pilots, crew, guidance and record-keeping to support marathon swims and relays, for encouraging marathon swimming among people who are inspired to repeat the lyrics of a popular song, for offering opportunities throughout the year in temperatures that can range from 15°C to 26°C, the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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