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Lucas Rivet

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Lucas Rivet, founder of the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata

Lucas Rivet is an open water swimmer from Argentina who studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and who manages the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata (ACNRP), the governing body to organize and ratify solo swims across the Río de la Plata. He completed a 39.7 kmcrossing of the Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay on 23 December 2018 in 14 hours 34 minutes.

Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata[edit]

The Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata or ACNRP is a governing body that organizes and ratifies solo swims across the Río de la Plata.

Triple Corona Sudamericana[edit]

Rivet coined the term Triple Corona Sudamericana or the South American Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming that includes the crossings of the Río de la Plata, the Beagle Channel, and the Leme ao Pontal Challenge in July 2018.

Río de la Plata[edit]

Río de la Plata (River of Silver) is usually rendered River Plate in British English and the Commonwealth, and occasionally rendered Plata River in other English-speaking countries — is the estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. It is a funnel-shaped indentation on the southeastern coastline of South America, about 290 km (180 mi) long. The Río de la Plata widens from about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) at the inner part to about 220 km (140 miles) at its mouth. It forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay, with the major ports and capital cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo on its western and northern shores, respectively. The coasts of the Río de la Plata are the most densely populated areas of Argentina and Uruguay.

Río de la Plata Relay Crossing[edit]

On 3 March 2019, Lucas Rivet, Pablo Cosso, Adriano Motta, Marcial Carnevali, Genaro Carnevali, Julieta O’Connor, Ignacio Scott, Carlos Kmetiuk, Andres Sellei, Gaston Faccio and German Pezzenati completed a 42 km relay of the Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay in 13 hours 14 minutes to commemorate the centenary attempt of the marathon swim by Enrique Tiraboschi on 19 February 1919. The attempt is organized by Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata and managed by Swim Argentina.

Damián Blaum Crossing Río de la Plata[edit]

2020 WOWSA Awards[edit]

RIO with Lucas Rivet and Anthony McCarley was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards for the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year with the following nomination: Watching a 60-year-old man swim non-stop for hours on end has never been more dramatic or profound. Lucas Rivet produced a sensational hit with his 33-minute documentary film RIO. Cameras above, below and on escort boats capture Anthony McCarley at his strongest and at his most vulnerable during the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal and the 39.7 km crossing attempt of Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay. With music and sound effects that pulsate throughout the film, McCarley shares his philosophical well-earned wisdom in a touching one-on-one relationship with the viewer. As the film fluctuates rhythmically between success and failure, teamwork and solitude, joy and fear, sunrise and sunset, McCarley constantly dispenses valuable life advice based on his own experiences and uncommon adventures in the oceans and rivers of the world. For its inspirational message that comes from the heart of a modern-day hero, for its camerawork that fills the screen with immensely powerful images, and for showcasing the strength of a humble adventurer, RIO the movie with Lucas Rivet and Anthony McCarley is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

The Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Cross-border swims like the Strait of Gibraltar (Spain-Morocco), In Search of Memphre (USA-Canada), Xiamen-Kinmen Swimming Competition (China and Taiwan), Beagle Channel (Argentina-Chile), and Strait of Bonifacio (France-Italy) are wonderfully memorable point-to-point swims. These lake and sea swims enable swimmers to achieve a profound connection between one country and another. These swim present a different sort of logistical, operational, linguistic, and cultural obstacles for swimmers and their organizers and escort pilots. Lucas Rivet has crossed all of these barriers with his Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata, a young governing body that organizes and ratifies 42.2 km solo swims across the Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay. For organizing a new difficult marathon swim that is in warm, turbulent waters with a professional, experienced, safety-conscious staff and volunteers, for promoting the crossing with the successful swims of two of the most popular South American swimmers (Pilar Geijo in 9 hours 33 minutes and Damián Blaum in 9 hours 6 minutes), and for commemorating the original course established by Lilian Harrison who crossed in 1923 in 24 hours 19 minutes, the Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata by Lucas Rivet is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Body, Mind, Soul Heroes In The Catalina Channel[edit]


A film by Lucas Rivet of La Fabrica Films and Asociación Argentina Gestión y Desarrollo del Deporte about Matías Ola and his Oceans Seven journey.

RIO The Film Review by WOWSA[edit]

A great film, a must see. Watching a 60-year-old man swim non-stop for hours on end has never been more dramatic or profound. Lucas Rivet produced a sensational hit with his 33-minute documentary film RIO. Cameras above, below and on escort boats boats directed by Pablo Perez Fiedler and Diego Suárez capture Anthony McCarley at his strongest and at his most vulnerable during the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal and the 39.7 km crossing attempt of Río de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay. With music and sound effects that pulsate throughout the film, McCarley shares his philosophical well-earned wisdom in a touching one-on-one relationship with the viewer. As the film fluctuates rhythmically between success and failure, teamwork and solitude, joy and fear, sunrise and sunset, McCarley constantly dispenses valuable life advice based on his own experiences and uncommon adventures in the oceans and rivers of the world. Rivet has spun inspirational messages that come from the heart of a modern-day hero. His camerawork fills the screen with immensely powerful images that showcase the strength of a humble adventurer. See it, RIO.

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