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Boca Chica, Dominican Republic .- Eduardo Canela, the first and only athlete to swim Samaná Bay both ways and the only Dominican to swim in a pool 24 hours nonstop, now accomplished the challenge of swimming 24 hours in open waters along Boca Chica beach.

This first challenge is part of the professional swimmer's physical training before assuming great challenges in 2017.

For the first stage Canela set out to challenge the resistance in swimming through a circuit of around 1.8 km in a time of 24 hours uninterrupted, setting off from Boca Chica beach along the coast to Hotel Don Juan. 

Canela's first open water solo swim in 2013 made him the first and, thus far only swimmer to ply Samaná Bay of round trip nonstop, covering 36 km in 9 hours 59 minutes, certified by the Dominican Swimming Federation (FEDONA) as a National Record. In addition to being the swimmer with seven crossings, the highest number for that bay.

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