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Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata

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Damián Blaum crossing Río de la Plata in February 2018
Lucas Rivet's Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association

noun - Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata or ACNRP is a governing body that organizes and ratifies solo cross-border swims across the Río de la Plata on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. The association of the Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata is managed by Lucas Rivet.

Río de la Plata[edit]

Río de la Plata (River of Silver) is usually rendered River Plate in British English and the Commonwealth, and occasionally rendered Plata River in other English-speaking countries — is the estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. It is a funnel-shaped indentation on the southeastern coastline of South America, about 290 km (180 mi) long. The Río de la Plata widens from about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) at the inner part to about 220 km (140 miles) at its mouth. It forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay, with the major ports and capital cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo on its western and northern shores, respectively. The coasts of the Río de la Plata are the most densely populated areas of Argentina and Uruguay.

Damián Blaum Crossing Río de la Plata[edit]


On 17 February 2018, Damián Blaum completed his second crossing attempt of the 42 km across Río de la Plata between Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay and Punta Lara in Argentina, finishing in 9 hours 6 minutes.

Pilar Geijo Crossing Río de la Plata[edit]


Pilar Geijo completed a 42 km crossing of the Río de la Plata between Uruguay and Argentina in 9 hours 33 minutes on 3 August 2018.

2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

The association was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Cross-border swims like the Strait of Gibraltar (Spain-Morocco), In Search of Memphre (USA-Canada), Xiamen-Kinmen Swimming Competition (China and Taiwan), Beagle Channel (Argentina-Chile), and Strait of Bonifacio (France-Italy) are wonderfully memorable point-to-point swims. These lake and sea swims enable swimmers to achieve a profound connection between one country and another. These swim present a different sort of logistical, operational, linguistic, and cultural obstacles for swimmers and their organizers and escort pilots. Lucas Rivet has crossed all of these barriers with his Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata, a young governing body that organizes and ratifies 42.2 km solo swims across the Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay. For organizing a new difficult marathon swim that is in warm, turbulent waters with a professional, experienced, safety-conscious staff and volunteers, for promoting the crossing with the successful swims of two of the most popular South American swimmers (Pilar Geijo in 9 hours 33 minutes and Damián Blaum in 9 hours 6 minutes), and for commemorating the original course established by Lilian Harrison who crossed in 1923 in 24 hours 19 minutes, the Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata by Lucas Rivet is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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