Mariel Hawley Swims Across the Banderas Bay for a Cause

Jorge Chavez - Vallarta Lifestyles
November 2, 2020


Mariel Hawley, the renowned Mexican swimmer, successfully crossed the Banderas Bay, from Punta de Mita peninsula, in Riviera Nayarit to Cabo Chimo, south of Puerto Vallarta.

After nine hours and 14 minutes of night swimming and 33.9 kilometers, the expert open water swimmer and Triple Crown of Swimming made her way through the Banderas Bay, in an act never attempted.

This extraordinary crossing with a cause is called “Corazón de Mar” (Heart of Sea), which will benefit the Puerto Vallarta’s Corazón de Niña shelter.

Hawley began her swim in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm and then she swam to Punta de Mita, where the starting signal was given. During the cross, Hawley was accompanied by a tourist boat and had only 30 seconds to hydrate and receive instructions, to continue swimming without stopping until the end point. She arrived in Cabo Chimo on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 4:00 am.

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