Neil Agius, has announced the launch of the 100 Mile Swim, a world-first record attempt in the longest non-stop, unassisted, current neutral, open water sea swim ever undertaken. The launch of this historic challenge took place on April 26th, 2023, at the Palma International Boat Show & Superyacht Village.
The 100 Mile Swim will see Agius attempt to swim 100 miles (160Km) from Mallorca around the west coast of Ibiza touching land on the eastern coast of Ibiza, covering a distance of approximately 160km, in open water. The swim is expected to take place in the summer of 2023, with a weather window that begins at the end of June. Agius has been preparing for this challenge for months and is supported by a a team of around 25 volunteers and professionals made up of medics, swim observers, navigators, skippers and crew, motivators, media and a nutritionist, who will ensure that he remains safe and healthy throughout the swim.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Agius shared that the 100 Mile Swim is not just about setting a world record, but it is more importantly about highlighting the problem of pollution and pollutants in the seas and oceans. This challenge will not only test his endurance, strength, and mental resilience but also bring awareness to the importance of ocean conservation and the urgent need to conserve our precious marine ecosystem.
The launch of the 100 Mile Swim is set to be a significant milestone for Neil Agius and endurance swimming. With just a few weeks to go until the swim, Agius and his team are ready to take on this epic challenge and make history. This world-first record attempt is expected to generate significant interest from the global media and supporters.
The 100 Mile Swim is supported by the Mallorca Preservation Foundation as well as Neil's own NGO, Wave of Change Malta, Ocibar Marinas, and the Palma International Boat Show, and proudly sponsored by Atlas Insurance. The Palma International Boat Show & Superyacht Village provided the perfect backdrop for the launch of the 100 Mile Swim, as one of the most prestigious boat shows in the world, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Photo Credit: Shot Kurt Arrigo for Atlas Insurance