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Rene Martínez Saenz

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René Martínez Saenz of Pelagic Life and producer and protagonist of Aloo, a documentary film about his Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming achievement
Aloo is a documentary film about Rene Martínez's quest for the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
Rene Martínez Saenz's Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming certificate
Rene Martínez Saenz participated in the 2017 Pan-American Colibrí Swim between Imperial Beach, California, USA and Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. It was a cross-border swim and example of Speedo diplomacy by a group of ocean swimmers from five nations with the purpose to raise awareness and funds for the Colibri Center for Human Rights in the Pacific Ocean

René Martínez Saenz is a 36-year-old Mexican pool and open water swimmer from Mexico City who completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

Aloo Documentary Film[edit]

Minutes before Rene's first 10 km marathon swim, he thought, "If I can do this swim, I will swim the English Channel." Hours later, after getting lost mid-swim, becoming dehydrated and discovering a new dimension of suffering, Rene looks at his wife while holding a tequila shot and declares he will swim across the Channel.

Catalina Channel Crossing[edit]


México Pelágico is a Mexican documentary film on shark conservation and the title of a Spanish-language book of marine life in Mexico, produced by Pelagic Life where Rene Martínez Saenz is an associate.

Pan-American Colibrí Swim[edit]

The Pan-American Colibrí Swim is a cross-border swim by a group of ocean swimmers from five nations with the purpose to raise awareness and funds for the Colibri Center for Human Rights in the Pacific Ocean between Imperial Beach near San Diego, California, USA and finishing at Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico on 5 May 2017, starting near the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Its members include Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand), Oded Rahav (Israel), Jean Craven (South Africa), Antonio Argüelles, (Mexico), Nicolene Steynberg (South Africa), Rene Martínez Saenz (Mexico), Ben Enosh (Israel), Ryan Nelson (USA), Melissa King (USA), Kamini Moodley (South Africa), Neil Macaskill (South Africa), Luc Chetboun (Israel), Nora Toledano (Mexico), Mariel Hawley (Mexico), and Ben Enosh (USA/Israel). They will be supported and escorted by escort kayakers Dan Simonelli (USA), Billy Carlson (USA), Matt Donoghue (USA), Haden Ware (USA), Anna Lopez and the Out of the Boat Team (Mexico), Kala Sherman-Presser (USA), Tom Hecker (USA), and Kevin Eslinger (USA).

Pan-American Colibrí Swim Video[edit]


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