Save Ourselves Swim
noun - Save Ourselves Swims (or SOS) are solo marathon swims, stage swims, or relay circumnavigation swims around endangered low-lying islands around the world that are forecasted to be significantly impacted by rising sea levels due to climate change in the 21st and 22nd centuries. It is a type of Speedo diplomacy that endeavors to shape political thinking and public awareness in order to achieve specific political or environmental goals.
Coined by Steven Munatones circa October 2016.
- Lewis Pugh completed a 10-day 140 km stage swim across the Maldive Islands archipelago in the Indian Ocean in 2007.
- Lewis Pugh completed a 49-day 560 km stage swim a 560 km stage swim across the British coast of the English Channel from Land's End in Cornwall to Dover in Kent in the United Kingdom.
- Cristian Vergara attempted the Circunavegación de natación de Isla de Pascua - Easter Island, Kau Hakateka 2016 Rapa Nui, a 38-mile (61 km) Save Ourselves Swim around Easter Island in Chile that was aborted after 26 hours 52 minutes on 29 November 2016. The solo swim was nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
- Lewis Pugh In The Indian Ocean
- Something To Think About
- Cristian Vergara Getting Ready To Round Easter Island
- Cristian Vergara Ready To Roll 'Round Easter Island
- Around Easter Island, 26 Hours 52 Minutes Later
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- How Open Water Swimming Initiated A Life Of Adventure