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Atlantic Swim - by Jennifer Figge

How one female athlete changes from running long distances to swimming the Atlantic!

Jennifer is on the way - Atlantic Swim – by Jennifer Figge (April 9th 2010)

Cheryl Thomas - Friday, April 09, 2010

Photo below- Jennifer after returning to Sal, April 2009, quietly preparing for a Training Swim, before returning this year to swim the Atlantic again.  

Jennifer made her first attempt to be the first woman to swim the Atlantic earlier that year. 

More photos to be uploaded and an interesting interview with this excellent and determined athlete.


Jennifer sends a message to all the Expats she met on Sal Island prior to her first swimming fete across the Atlantic.......from Cape Verde to the US.

Jennifer is back next week (13th April 2010) to get ready to make the swim again........

Jennifer writes: I am flying into Praia, and from there to Sao Vicente and Mindelo to meet up with my crew in the harbor....sorry to miss you and Sal on this trip!

The boat and crew of Jamie are leaving the Canaries to meet me down there in Mindelo. The start of the crossing will be from Brava, and the date will be dependent on weather.

I dream about returning to Sal someday...there is just something about it!

Let everyone know that I will be watching out for my turtle, that hatched in August, named "Atlantic". You know I have not had a response from the 2 messages in a bottle, so it is time to toss in week!

All the Best, Jennifer - 8th April 2010

Photos of Jennifer on Sal pre-Atlantic Challenge attempt in January 2009 :  LINK to Photo Album No.  
7. Atlantic Challenge Jan.09

Movie 1 - My idea to do a Training Swim - April 2009

Movie 2 - Jen talks about the 30ft waves on her 2008 Atlantic Swim attempt :

Movie 3 - Why we could not anchor a boat in 19,000 ft of water:

More Photos of Jennfier 2009. LINK to Photo Album No:     6. Jennifer's Pre-Training Swim April 2009

I will post some updates within this blog, for those non Facebook or Twitter enthusiasts.

Jennifer's blog, website and Facebook / Twitter will be updated during her journey:

Facebook Link : 

Website Link : 

Blog Link:  

Current position of the boat called 'Jamie' Link :   Jennifer    

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