I have been following this privately, I understand Jaime is now 4-miles from shore. Augie’s Quest is named after businessman, Augie Nieto who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. ALS is the same nerve disease that astrophysicist, Steven Hawking, has. :-( Caballero and Augie Nieto are friends and he is swimming for him.
From our good friend Steve:
Long-distance swimmer Jaime Caballero will be attempting to swim from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes (21 miles) for Augie’s Quest and ALS research. He will begin his swim at midnight Tuesday morning and is expected to be done by 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If he accomplishes his goal, he will become one of nearly 50 swimmers who have successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.
He already has completed the English Channel (21 miles) in 2007 and the Manhattan Island Marathon (28.5 miles) in 2010.
Caballero, 37, is a native of San Sebastian, Spain, and speaks English and Spanish.
Send him a message at his website and he would be thrilled! - [Link]