Continents Seven

I aim at being the first swimmer ever to compete in a major, significant, challenging race in each of the seven continents in a single year - in fact, in 8 months.
The schedule of my swims during 2018 is the following (where the seven major races counting towards my ultimate goal are bolded):
  • ✅ Jan 28 - Swim for Haiti (West Province, Haiti) - 10.0 K (1st overall)
  •  Feb 10 - USWSA Nationals (Coney Island NY, USA) - 100 and 200 Free in 1C waters (1st overall)
  • ✅ Mar 10 - Sand to Surf (Auckland, New Zealand) - 2.6 K - OCEANIA (1st AG, 3rd overall)
  • ✅ Mar 17 - Port to Pub (Perth WA, Australia) - 25.0 K (completed 12K before it was canceled due to treacherous conditions)
  • ✅ Apr 14 - Swim Around Lido Key (Sarasota FL, USA) - 11.3 K (3rd overall, ex-aequo)
  • ✅ Apr 21 - Freedom Swim from Robben Island (Cape Town, ZA) - 7.5 K - AFRICA (5th overall)
  • ✅ Apr 28 - SCAR Swim - Stage 4 Roosevelt Lake (Mesa AZ, USA) - 10.0 K (1st overall)
  • ✅ May 12 - Lake Titicaca (Copacabana, Bolivia) - 7.5 K - SOUTH AMERICA (1st skins)
  • ✅ Jun 2 - 2 Bridges (Poughkeepsie NY, USA) - 5.0 K (2nd overall)
  • ✅ Jun 16 - END-WET (Grand Forks ND/MN, USA) - 58.0 K (5th overall, 2nd male)
  • ✅ Jun 24 - 8 Bridges - Stage 5 Bear Mt. to Tappan Zee (NY, USA) - 32.0 K (1st overall)
  • ✅ Jul 7 - English Channel (Dover, England to Calais, France) - 34.0 K - EUROPE (11h04')
  • ✅ July 22 - Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Turkey from Asia to Europe) - 7.5 K (1h06')
  • ✅ Aug 16 - Catalina Channel (Catalina Island CA, USA) - 34.0 K - NORTH AMERICA (11h12')
  •  Sept 16 - Spuyten Duyvil (New York NY, USA) - 10.5 K (2nd overall)
  •  Oct 6 - Clean Half Marathon Swim (Hong Kong SAR China) - 15.0 K - ASIA (1st overall)
  • 🔜 Nov 20 - IISA Ice KM Swim event in Antarctica - 1.0 K - ANTARCTICA
That makes a total of 256 K in 17 open water swims in 10 different countries in the seven continents. 
A video explaining the challenge is here and the map with the scheduled races is as follows:


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