On January 17, Renate Herberger will be spreading awareness for ocean protection by swimming from Punta Burica, Panama, to Bahia Salinas, Nicaragua, a distance of 621 miles.
Herberger isnt worried about cold temperatures, fatigue, or even sharks during her swim.
She admits, The real risk is jellyfish. I meet them everyday when I swim. When they sting it hurts like hell.
Dressed in an old dance leotard, Herberger swims what she calls ferocious currents, but assures that getting into the water feels like shes gone to heaven.
And she wont get bored while stroking away at the waves.
She explains, Ill go into a dream space, send prayers, and send love and healing to the sea and to people.
Herberger admits that she would love to learn how to telepathically communicate with whales so she can have company on her swims.
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