"UNITE THE WORLD"

ONE MAN, FIVE CONTINENTES, FIVE CROSSINGS, ONE PURPOSE.

Millions of years ago the world was one great continent.

One only territory

With time this great mass of earth began to separate giving way to seas and oceans and thus originating the continents as we know them today.
Human beings in their constant search for knowledge tried to break this barrier. The ocean represented various things for them among which was a totally unknown world to be discovered, a great source of food for their lives, and also a big barrier that separated them from other inhabitants on the planet and other territories to be discovered.

There are registers of numerous populations in different corners of the planet that demonstrate the relationship of men and women with the conquest of    the sea. The first great resource for this was the human body by means of swimming. Their arms, their legs, their breathing all together were the first elementary tools  by which they could reach the precious food that the oceans  provide and also a way to move between the territories that the sea had separated.

Today, thousands of years later, An Argentine: MÁTIAS OLA will again unite the world by swimming between the continents.

To swim so that once again all the inhabitants of the earth may again be called Humanity.

So as to reach this objective, there will be five crossings.

(PAGINA Dos)    First Crossing
August 2012
To unite Africa with Europe: from the coast of Morocco to Tarifa, Spain.
                            
                             Second Crossing
November 2012
To unite Oceania with Asia: from Papua, New Guinea to the coast of Indonesia.

(Pagina Tres)      Third Crossing
November 2012
To unite Asia with Africa: from Jordan (Aqaba) to the beaches of Egypt.

                             Forth Crossing
August 2013
To Unite Europe with America: from Russia (Island of Gran Diomedes) to Alaska, United States

                            Fifth Crossing
November2013

TO SWIM IN THE END OF THE WORLD: Isla De los Estados, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.


ONE TEAM

MATIAS OLA:
 The swimmer in the Project “Unite the World”.                  
A  Nationally Federated Argentine Swimmer.
MARIA INES MATO:
Mentor and Integral Trainer of the project “Unite The World”. She crossed The English Chanel; The Baltic Sea, between Denmark and Germany; She swam around the Island of Manhattan and crossed the Strait of Gibraltar.
She crossed the Beagle Canal and the Argentine lake in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. She swam in the waters of the Caleta Potter in the Antarctic Argentine Campaign, 2006. She united The Falkland Islands swimming through the Strait of San Carlos.

The Konex Award, 2010.


DR. PATRICIA WIGHTMAN: Head of investigation of the empowerment of the project “Unite the World”. Licensed  Psychologist. Medical Doctor. LMHC, Fl. “Certified Consultant American Association for Applied Sport Psychology”. A.A.S.P.-USA
Head of the Sports Psychology Department, in Sports Medicine, CeNARD, Argentine National Secretary of Sports.
Work recognitions in Sports Psychology Investigations by the American Psychological Association, APA Division 47.

 

 

STAGES OF PRESENTATIONS
For the public presentation of the project “Unite the World” two settings were chosen.

PUERTO MADERO December 18th  2011.
Sports Event: Swimming around the ecological reserve and the docks-15kms.

Glaciarium Museum- Calafate March 2012
Purpose of communication: an open presentation of the multiple aspects of the project, in the official program of the GLACIARUM – The Museum of patagonic ice – Calafate, March 2012.


PRELIMINARY STAGES

SUMMER 2011-2012
The purpose of this stage is to develop the capacity for thermoregulation for swimming in cold waters.
For this purpose 2 different circuits have been planned so as to provoke an adaptation to the medium.
       
1. BARILOCHE CIRCUIT

December / January 2011/2012/2013
(Training Sessions) (Location) (Temperature of the water)

2. CALAFATE CIRCUIT

February / March 2012/2013
(Training Sessions) (Location) (Temperature of the water)

3. MANHATTAN COAST CIRCUIT
NEW YORK, USA.
August 2012



MANHATTAN ISLAND MARATHON SWIM

The purpose of this swim is to consolidate the preparation of the aerobic resistance capacity necessary for the swimmer to complete the planned crossings.

Organization and Fiscal Discharge NYC SWIM: http://www.nycswim.org/

Date                                                                August 2012
Departure site                                              South Park (NYC)
Arrival site                                                     South Park (NYC)
Total swimming distance:                                55Km
Duration of the crossing:                                 7h 38min.
Water temperature                                           17-19 °C
Fiscal Discharge                                             New York City Swim




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Matias Ola, Mria Ines Mato, Patricia Wightman