Pablo has 5 Guinness World Records and +10 swimming world records.
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36 Hour Swim Challenge
Madrid Spain. January 31, 2022. On January 30th, 2022, Pablo Fernández began the challenge of swimming 36 hours non-stop in a counter current pool with the goal of recovering the Guinness Record for the longest time swimming in a counter-current pool after his previous mark of 25 hours was surpassed by the Portuguese Maira Santos who raised it to 30 hours and 07 minutes.
Pablo managed to not only reach the mark, but also surpass it by taking it to 36 hours. Like in other challenges that he has completed before, he dedicated it to a charitable cause. This time, Pablo dedicated it to the campaign "Fill their backpacks with hope" of the Father Angel Messengers of Peace Foundation, which provides school supplies to children from poor neighborhoods in Villaverde, Toledo and Torrejón de Ardoz. He decided to donate €1,000 for each hour swum for a total of €36,000, he also promoted a GoFundMe campaign in which it managed to raise an additional €4,000, thus managing to deliver the amount of €40,000 to the Foundation.
FASTEST 100KM OPEN WATER
Miami Florida. July 19, 2021. On July 12, Pablo makes a first attempt that after swimming for 40 kilometers is canceled because of strong winds of between 15 and 20 miles per hour, and waves of more than 2 meters endangered the crew and the ship in which 80% of the crew experienced severe seasickness. The day after the attempt, a plan is put in place and the ship is replaced for a more stable one, the team is changed for ex-marines, ex-military and firefighters and after studying the climate a new date is set for 19 July.
On July 19 at dawn the group sets sail for the Gulf Stream where Pablo jumps into the water. Pablo was closely followed by a boat with officials from the Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) who authenticated the record and two kayaks that followed him at a distance of 5 meters to deliver drinks and food from time to time. During this challenge Pablo broke 3 Guinness Records by surpassing his mark for the fastest time to swim100 kilometers in the ocean by doing it in almost 11 hours (in 2019 it took him 12 hours and 24 minutes); he set a record for the longest distance swam in 24 hours in the ocean by completing 225 kilometers in that time; and finally, by breaking the current record for the longest distance swam in the ocean, which had remained unbeatable for 17 years at 225 kilometers and it had taken the Ukrainian Veljko Rogosic 50 hours and 10 minutes set it. The new mark that Pablo established was 250 kilometers with a time of 26 hours and 38 minutes.
Pablo dedicated this challenge to the Cuban cause that was fighting for his freedom at that time and promised to take out 1 ton of plastic for every kilometer completed after raising more than € 55,000. The efforts will be channeled by the Oceans.club organization.
FASTEST 100KM OPEN WATER
Jupiter, Florida, USA. July 30, 2019. At 07:00 am Pablo Fernández began this charity swim of 100 kilometers near Florida's coast to raise awareness about the environmental impact in our Oceans.
Pablo was closely followed by a boat with officers from the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) on board who validated the world record and two kayaks to deliver drinks and food from time to time. Following WOWSA's rules, after starting Pablo did not leave the water until the end of the challenge, at approximately 7:30 p.m. WOWSA's President Steven Munatones named the challenge the "Swim of the Century". Pablo swam 100 kilometers in 12 hours, 21 minutes and 14 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record for the Fastest 100km swim in open water. His achievement proves the harmlessness of sharks by swimming in one of the areas known as "the are with most shark attacks of the world" without any protection.