Born: 27 November 1963
Crossing Year: 2019
Time: 05 h 06 min 48 sec
Neoprene swimsuit: NO
I have been swimming since 1969, for 50 years right in September 2019!
I started as an agonist in the Nuoto Club Firenze until 1980, then I continued as a Master Sswimmer from 1995. Just in 1995 I started with cross-country races at sea, mainly over distances of 5 kilometers.
From 1999 to 2001 I won the master classification 3 times in a row at the Byron Cup, a classic race for the sport sector.
In 2001 I participated in my first 10 km to Caldonazzo lake and I followed numerous long distance swimming events in the Italian peninsula: from Liguria to Calabria, islands included.
In 2018 I concluded the crossing of the Strait of Messina and from 2019 I decided to devote myself to long distances following the Gran Fondo Italia circuit, such as the 15K in the Cinque Terre in Monterosso and the 17K in the sea of Porto Conte in Alghero.
Up to now, the experience in Alghero has been perhaps the most beautiful swim like the Strait of Messina. The Strait of Bonifacio is a new and fascinating experirence.
(Gianluca Caldani, September 2019)