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Palamedes PR backs “Swim the Big Blue” 2,000-mile Atlantic challenge

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Ben Hooper, who is swimming 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean for charity

Palamedes PR has leant its support to ‘Swim the Big Blue’, a charitable challenge that will see Briton Ben Hooper attempt to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

The historic challenge, which takes place next year, has the backing of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the celebrated explorer, as its patron. We will be working with Ben and Sir Ranulph in coming weeks.

According to the Swim the Big Blue website, the swim: “…will chart a course from Dakar, Senegal to Natal, Northern Brazil across the open Mid-South Atlantic Ocean. Using freestyle swimming (front crawl) Ben will swim up to a total of 12 hours per day. His epic swim will take him over 30-foot surges, passing through shark inhabited regions, and without doubt, he will encounter jelly fish, flying fish and a harsh Equatorial sun. Then, there will be “The Doldrums” and her stillness, humidity, lack of movement…yet at any time the dead calm could explode into raging storms, heavy squalls and lightning to sting the sea.”

The route Mr Hooper will take - hopefully crossing over 2,000 miles in around two months
The route Mr Hooper will take – hopefully crossing over 2,000 miles in around two months

Further information about Swim the Big Blue can be found on the challenge’s site, here.

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