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Ex-police officer to swim from Senegal to Brazil in shark invisibility wetsuit

On Sunday morning, Ben Hooper will don a wetsuit specially designed to make him invisible to sharks, trot down a beach in Senegal and start to swim.

Hooper, a 38-year-old father and former police officer from Gloucestershire with a deceptively languid-looking front crawl, aims to keep swimming until he reaches Brazil in about four months’ time.

If he succeeds, he will have covered approximately 2,000 miles (3,220km) to be the first person to have swum the breadth of the Atlantic Ocean.

read the article @ The Guardian

Note ChannelChallenge: This is not the first traversion of the Atlantic. Lecomte took the "high road" Canada to France. If I recall correctly this swim has been done starting in the Canary Islands to the Carribean too (may I call this the Columbus route?).