The Swim For Peace – from Cuba to Florida


After 15 years of writing letters, making phone calls and training, Ohio baker Walter Poenisch finally received a visa and permission to swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys. There to send him off on his harrowing journey was Fidel Castro who left a memento on board Walter’s guide boat that provides a mystery for the well known travel channel television show.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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