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Leme beach

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Leme Beach is a continuation of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, Leme beach is much more laid back and geared toward families. The view from the shore is quite spectacular, especially at sunset. It is also a favorite fishing spot where a platform has been built for fishermen.

Forte Duque de Caxias (aka Forte do Leme) can be visited on weekends, holidays and from Tuesday to Sunday. Once a bastion of protection for the city, it is now a cultural center with wonderful views of the mountains and beaches. The fort has an area of environmental protection of the Atlantic Forest where the visitors can walk by finishing with the visit at the historical museum.

Do Leme ao Pontal[edit]

Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal) is a song by Tim Maia that inspired Luiz Lima to swim an unprecedented 35 km from Leme beach to Pontal.

LPSA[edit]

The Leme to Pontal Swimming Association (LPSA) is an open water swimming organization that governs the 36 km course between Leme Beach to Pontal in Brazil, inspired by the Brazilian song Do Leme ao Pontal. Luiz Lima first completed the 35 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[edit]

Solo Swims with Neoprene[edit]

  • Luiz Lima (Brazil) on 12 December 2008 in 8 hours 25 minutes (at age of 31)
  • Marcos Campos (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 7 hours 34 minutes (at age of 32)
  • Vitor Gadelha (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 8 hours 43 minutes (at age of 19)
  • Thiago Toshio Rebollo (Brazil) on 15 December 2017 in 7 hours 2 minutes 34 seconds
  • Sabrina Mazzola (Brazil) on 11 December 2017 in 11 hours 21 minutes 8 seconds

Relay Swims without Neoprene[edit]

Relay Swim with Neoprene[edit]

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