By Rachel Jacqueline
- Published on May 25, 2014 by South China Morning Post
A large pod of pink dolphins spurred on swimmer Simon Holiday to set a new Hong Kong to Macau record - completing the challenge yesterday in 10 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds. His efforts were to raise awareness for the ocean, and the Grate Art project of Ocean Recovery Alliance.
Holliday completed his historic 35 kilometre swim across the Pearl River Delta, from Peaked Hill (Kai Yet Kok) to Hac Sa Beach in Macau, breaking the 2005 record previously held by Beijing marathon swimmer Zhang Jian of 10 hours and 30 minutes.
Ocean paddler Shu Pu, who guided Holliday, also became the first woman to paddle solo across the delta. In this photo, the pink dolphin seems to be leading Simon and Shu across the delta.