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Pan-American Colibri Crossing

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The Pan-American Colibrí Swim or the Nado Panamericano Colibrí between Imperial Beach, California, USA and Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico is 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
Colibrí Center for Human Rights is the beneficiary of the Pan-American Colibrí Swim between Imperial Beach, California, USA and Tijuana, Mexico

The Pan-American Colibrí Swim or the Nado Panamericano Colibrí 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 held on 5 May 2017. It is an example of Speedo diplomacy.

Course & Date

The 7.9 km course started at Imperial Beach near the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in San Diego, California, USA and ended at Parque Mexico Sur Ubicacion in 3 hours 3 minutes, near the Fire Brigade, on Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico in 16°C (61°F) water.

Colibrí Swim Members

The swimmers 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/USA), Ryan Nelson (USA), Melissa King (USA), Nora Toledano (Mexico), Neil Macaskill (South Africa), Luc Chetboun (Israel), Dan Simonelli (USA), and Mariel Hawley (Mexico) with escort kayakers Tom Hecker (USA), Kevin Eslinger (USA), Billy Carlson (USA), Matt Donoghue (USA), Haden Ware (USA), Anna Lopez and the Out of the Boat Team (Mexico), and Kala Sherman-Presser (USA) as well as Madswimmer organizers Nicolene Steynberg and Kamini Moodley (both of South Africa).

Videos



by Madswimmer

Colibrí Center for Human Rights


A documentary film about Dayani Cristal and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights by Gael Garcia Bernal and Marc Silver.

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