New year, new challenge. This is the solidarity objective that José Ramón García has proposed; a resident of Xàbia who has swum more than seven million meters in the last 10 years just to help others. On this occasion, García had abandoned this hobby nine months ago, but his good heart and commitment challenged him to resume swimming and solidarity.
This resident of Xàbia returns with strength to complete a million meters in a year, which becomes a total of 40.000 lengths in the 25-meter pool of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell. And it is that, to meet the objective, José Ramón must swim an average of 2,8 km per day, which means 21 km a week or 84 km a month.
Undoubtedly, a new charity challenge that will pay homage, in 2023, to Helen Smithson and for which it will raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity in Glasgow, the center that cared for Smithson during her fight against cancer. Helen was the daughter of Collins, a resident of Xàbia and a partner in her solidarity challenges.
García will start this solidarity action on January 2. He will have 365 days ahead of him to add a total of one million meters. "In the first few months it may add up little by little, and there are days when he does more or less than the average length proposed, but I know that he will be able to achieve it," says García, who invites anyone who wants to join this challenge.
For people who wish to contribute their grain of sand, they can do so through this catwalk. At the moment, without having started and just by giving visibility to the challenge, it already has 16 supports and more than 800 pounds raised. The challenge can be followed in this page.