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    Weʼve raised £4,206 to educate the world to love our Oceans. Channel Island Relay Swim around Jersey July 2019

    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Funded on Monday, 7th October 2019

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    I am raising money to educate the world to love our Oceans.

    Last year ocean swimmer grand masters Dave and Karen Quartermain at Uswim Adventure approached me with the flattering offer to join a 3x swimmer relay around Jersey. Jersey?

    Where is Jersey? Is it in the UK? Is it in France? From a map..., it's hard to tell.

    One thing you can be sure: IT IS IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. And so, it is right up my alley. So I joined Dave Randall and Graham Hadfield to form the Jersey-Chaps: three amigos relay swim around Jersey in early July..., that will come soon enough.

    The appeal of swimming in the English Channel is irresistible: cold water, unpredictable weather, huge tides, white horses, the odd seal, plenty of jelly fish, maritime traffic..., plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic wrappers. Hang on! That plastic was never in the allure of ocean swimming!!! Who threw it all to the sea?

    We need to act now to stop this unhealthy relation we have with single use plastic. See how rooted it is now in our way of life. Why? Is it just because it is cheap? Shame on us! We need to re-educate ourselves. Start simple: do what you can, but commit to it. Start next time you go out for a takeaway meal, bring your own tubs and bags, reject brand new single-use plastic, if the vendor says "can't do", then walk away: that will educate them.

    Good news is there are lots of people already caring for our education and our relation with the ocean. Check the web pages of this charity I want to support with your sponsor money:

    - COBI in Mexico; their work in educating fishermen, their families, local authorities, government, tourists..., it is inspiring. Their tireless work can only be fueled by their love of the Ocean. We have a lot to learn from them. They make me believe all is not lost!! We can put it right. The future is full of hope.

    Please sponsor my charity swim to help them continue their good work. It will be my privilege to pass on your sponsor money to COBI in one single donation after the swim at the end of July.

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    • Enrique FLORES4 months ago
      Enrique FLORES

      Enrique FLORES

      4 months ago

      Guys, it's been a week since the swim and the donations for the sponsored swim keep coming strong. Four weeks ago I thought that raising £1,000 was going to be a tough target, and look what you have done! Your generosity is overwhelming. I am touched by your "why stop there" attitude. Goes to show we can indeed achieve a lot when we set our minds to it. I believe we can turn the tide on single use plastic. So, for all of you who are putting your faith and money in me and my efforts to support COBI, I salute you as fellow STEWARDS OF THE SEA

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    • Enrique FLORES4 months ago
      Enrique FLORES

      Enrique FLORES

      4 months ago

      Jersey RELAY swim - day four the wait is finally over: the wind has calmed down Friday 5 July 2019 7:30am we start the 41 miles tidal course of sea water at 16 degrees C Three swimmers on a relay an hour each 5:12pm we finish back to Elizabeth Castle WE DID IT!! Thank you all for your support and belief in the charity appeal before, during and after the event. Without it, it would all just be vanity. Thank you. Thank you!

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    • Enrique FLORES5 months ago
      Enrique FLORES

      Enrique FLORES

      5 months ago

      We wait. You can look for more detailed updates of the wait in my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/csa.enrique In the meantime, please keep your fingers crossed for the wind to give us the chance to swim.

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    59

    • Tom

      Tom

      Sep 12, 2019

      Eres un loco, pero bien hecho!

    • Alan Edwards

      Alan Edwards

      Jul 26, 2019

      Well done, great cause and a great achievement

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 19, 2019

    • Catie Lee

      Catie Lee

      Jul 14, 2019

      Well done Enrique, amazing swim!

      £20.00

    • AMoon

      AMoon

      Jul 12, 2019

      An impressive achievement and a worthy cause!

    • Adrian & family

      Adrian & family

      Jul 11, 2019

      Well done Enrique - what next?

      £40.00

    • OTL Electrical Services Ltd

      OTL Electrical Services Ltd

      Jul 11, 2019

      Congratulations from all at OTL Electrical Services!

      £1,000.00

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    Enrique FLORES

    Enrique FLORES

    Jersey, Channel Islands

    I grew up swimming in and out the waves of Acapulco Bay. Then went to swim for Mexico during my teens. I discovered my love for outdoor swimming in England during the late 90's. I swam the English Channel in 2007. Happy to swim in the waters of the English Channel anytime!

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