Adherbal de Oliveira
Travessia da Praia Vermelha à Barra de Guaratiba in Brazil]] World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year]] Renato Ribeiro Barbosa is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association]] Travessia do Leme ao Pontal along the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]] para swimmer Guilherme Gomes after finishing the 16 km Travessia do Leme à Barra da Tijuca in Brazil]] Adherbal de Oliveira is a 53-year-old Brazilian open water swimmer, marathon swimmer, and event organizer from Rio de Janeiro.
2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination
Leme ao Pontal's Brazilian music has inspired one of the most beautiful, challenging and enjoyable marathons in the world, due to the efforts of Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira. He created the Leme to Pontal Swimming Association which governs the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal Crossing, 36 km along the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The coastal marathon starts at night usually under a starlit sky and along a coastline of one of the world's liveliest cities that shines brightly at night. Adherbal oversees each swim with precision and logistical and operational professionalism. He communicates very well, puts each swimmer on a pedestal, sharing his own experiences as desired. He creates a festive finish and awards swimmers with immediate ratification, a prize and a commemorative video. He organizes a uniquely special day in the life of swimmers who challenge themselves from Leme to Pontal because he has swum across the English Channel and holds various channel and marathon swim records. For creating and managing one of the best solo and relay marathon swims in the world, for continuing to work even after his Molokai Channel attempt ended due to a shark attack and a serious injury, for being a warm-hearted, inspiring ambassador as a swimmer himself, Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira is a worthy candidate for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
Open Water Swimming Career
- On 9 December 2022, he completed the 50 km Travessia da Praia Vermelha à Barra de Guaratiba in Brazil in 13 hours 57 minutes to becoming the first swimmer to achieve the LPSA Triple Crown (16 km, 36 km, and 50 km LPSA courses) at the age of 53.
- On 11 November 2022, he set a new bioprene record in the 16 km Travessia do Leme à Barra da Tijuca in 4 hours 25 minutes at the age of 53.
- He had to stop his 42 km crossing of the Molokai Channel from Molokai to Oahu on 30 July 2019 due to a shark attack by a cookiecutter shark.
- He competed on the Circuito Estadual de Natação.
- He competed in the Circuito Estadual de Águas Abertas in Brazil.
- He is the only swimmer to attempt and complete the 50 km Arvoredo Island Round Trip swim.
- He holds the South American record for a solo one-way Catalina Channel crossing.
- He crossed the 14.4 km Strait of Gibraltar.
- He twice completed the Leme-Pontal solo crossing and is the King of the Rudder-Pontal Crossing.
- He completed the 36 km Do Leme ao Pontal (Travessia do Leme ao Pontal) from Leme to Pontal in Rio de Janeiro on 12 July 2015 in 9 hours 24 minutes at age of 45.
- He completed the 36 km Do Leme ao Pontal (Travessia do Leme ao Pontal) from Leme to Pontal in Rio de Janeiro for the second time on 11 January 2019 in 11 hours 5 minutes at age of 49.
- He completed the 24 km Travessia chamada 14 Bis being champion in the category for five consecutive years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
- He finished eighth overall in the 50th edition of the 24 km Maratona Aquática 14 Bis in November 2016 that is held in the Bertioga Channel between the island of Santo Amaro (Guaruja) and the Brazilian mainland near São Paulo.
- He completed an 8 hour 49 minute 24 second crossing of the English Channel on 6 September 2015 setting new South American record. He was the first Brazilian swimmer in his 40's and the first member of the Brazilian military to cross the English Channel. He swam as a personal project to show his four daughters (Bruna, Gabriela, Júlia and Manuela) the importance of fighting in life by doing what really matters.
- He completed a 33 km crossing of the Catalina Channel on 19 July 2016 in 9 hours 10 minutes 14 seconds to set a new South American record.
- He completed the 15 km crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar on 28 August 2017 in 4 hours 8 minutes 14 seconds.
- He was champion of the Travessia Almirante Tamandaré at 8.5 km from the famous Rio Negro in the city of Manaus in Brazil.
- He was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- He completed the first 50 km two-way crossing between the Brazilian mainland and Arvoredo Island on 31 March 2019 in 14 hours 16 minutes.
Leme to Pontal Swimming Association
He organizes the Leme to Pontal Swimming Association (LPSA), an open water swimming organization that governs the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal 36 km course between Leme Beach to Pontal in Brazil, inspired by the Brazilian song Do Leme ao Pontal. Luiz Lima first completed the 36 km crossing in 2008; inspired in part by Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal), a well-known Brazilian song by Tim Maia.
Solo Swims without Neoprene
- Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira (Brazil) on 12 July 2015 in 9 hours 23 minutes (at the age of 45)
- Paulo Amaral (Brazil) on 27 February 2016 in 13 hours 25 minutes (at the age of 53)
- Patrícia Farias de França (Brazil) on 29 May 2016 in 10 hours 22 minutes (at the age of 35)
- Cesar Saade Jr. (Brazil) on 2 October 2017 in 8 hours 53 minutes (at the age of 52)
- Marcio Santos Junqueira (Brazil) on 9 January 2018 in 11 hours 49 minutes 6 seconds
- Edgar Adalberto Coelho (Brazil) on 11 January 2018 in 14 hours 40 minutes 2 seconds
- Alessandra Rossi Cima (Brazil) on 23 January 2018 in 9 hours 56 minutes 52 seconds
- Alan Viana (Brazil) on 19 March 2018 in 7 hours 22 minutes
- Diogo Milani Zoppi (Brazil) on 21 August 2018 in 10 hours 49 minutes
- Tomás Cunha (Brazil) on 8 September 2018 in 8 hours 58 minutes 49 seconds
- Glauco Rangel (Brazil) on 9 October 2018 in 7 hours 13 minutes
- Betina Lorscheitter (Brazil) on 18 October 2018 in 8 hours 53 minutes
- Catarina Almeida Porfírio (Brazil) on 28 January 2019 in 10 hours 14 minutes
- Afonfo Quintas (Brazil) on 24 April 2019 in 10 hours 58 minutes
- Ricardo Francisco Sant Ana Ortiz (Brazil) on 29 June 29 in 11 hours 6 minutes
- Beatriz Nantes (Brazil) on 25 October 2019 in 9 hours 17 minutes 25 seconds
- Catarina Almeida Porfírio (Brazil) on 29 October 2019 in 13 hours 18 minutes
- Roberto de Sousa Araujo Filho (Brazil) on 26 October 2019 in 14 hours 35 minutes
- Victor Hideaki Sano (Brazil) on 27 October 2019 in 10 hours 58 minutes
- Anthony McCarley (USA) on 5 November 2019 in 15 hours 33 hours
- Rafael Vale Amoresano (Brazil) on 22 January 2020 in 10 hours 6 minutes
- Mariana Chevalier Santos (Brazil) on 14 March 2020 in 9 hours 43 minutes
- Mário José Marchi Vissali Pinto (Brazil) on 25 November 2020 in 7 hours 43 minutes
- José Eduardo do Amaral Ferreira (Brazil) on 20 February 2021 in 26 hours 32 minutes (first two-way crossing)
- Fábio Breda Guirau (Brazil) on 25 February 2021 in 13 hours 56 minutes
Solo Swims with Neoprene
- Luiz Lima (Brazil) on 12 December 2008 in 8 hours 25 minutes (at age of 41)
- Marcos Campos (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 6 hours 44 minutes (at age of 42)
- Vitor Gadelha (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 8 hours 44 minutes (at age of 19)
- Thiago Toshio Rebollo (Brazil) on 15 December 2016 in 6 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
- Sabrina Mazzola (Brazil) on 11 December 2016 in 11 hours 21 minutes 8 seconds
- Edilson Heleno Holz Bento (Brazil) on 20 September 2018 in 15 hours 50 minutes
- Larissa Lino Morato Campos on 15 December 2018 in 8 hours 41 minutes 41 seconds
- Henrique Martins Santos (Brazil) on 16 December 2018 in 8 hours 16 minutes
- Kiko Gralha (Brazil) on 09 August 2019 in 11 hours 16 minutes
Relay Swims without Neoprene
- LL Gladiadores1 (Brazil) on 6 November 2016 in 8 hours 11 minutes, a male team of Luiz Lima, Humberto Sampaio, Marcelo Nissenbaum, José Getúlio, Pedro Alquéres, Georges Lezaun.
- Team RR (Brazil) on 18 December 2016 in 8 hours 44 minutes, a mixed team of Arthur Silveira Ramalho, André Loureiro Rosário, Leila Maria Da Roz, Livia Tereza Salzano, Itamar Bran Júnior, Alain Lucien Levy.
- Jaraqui Elétrico (Brazil) on 8 September 2018 in 9 hours 46 minutes 41 seconds, a mixed team of Dissica Calderaro, Daniel Damasceno, Yuri Sasai, José Airton, Rogério Airoldi and Cíntia Airoldi.
- Anjos D`Água 1 Relay (Brazil) on 18 October 2018 in 9 hours 40 minutes, with Marta Izo and Luciana Akissue.
- Anjos D`Água 2 Relay (Brazil) on 30 May 2019 in 11 hours 35 minutes with João Rodolfo de Queiroz Leite Pinto and Rodrigo Luiz Martins.
- Anjos D`Água 3 Relay (Brazil) on 9 August 2019 with Fabio Favaretto Mathias, Marta Mitsui Izo, Joel Szmelsztayn Kriger, and Renato Tamotsu Takeyama.
Relay Swim with Neoprene
- Team Maia 59 (Brazil) on 18 December 2016 in 6 hours 14 minutes (mixed team of Eduardo Gerin Gabriel, Isabela Xanchão Marques, Luiz Eduardo Castro, Gisela Barbosa Coutinho
- Elo Academia 1 (Brazil) on 20 February 2016 in 12 hours 16 minutes (male team of Samir Botelho Barel and Helio Araujo Padilha Junior)
- Team Nada e Preciso / ServRio Elevadores (Brazil) on 24 June 2016 in 8 hours 42 minutes (mixed team of Francisco Calheiros, Roberta Maldonado and Gelson Pierre Jr.)
- All Caps Relay (Brazil) included Marilia Leme Ohta, Marcio Santos de Lacerda Soares, João Vidal da Cunha, Danyela Xavier da Silva and Paulo Vinícius Abbade de Oliveira who completed Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Brazil on 10 November 2016 in 9 hours 10 minutes.
- Naultilus 60 Mais Relay (Brazil) included Brazilians Humberto Cesar Sampaio (age 66), Paulo Cesar Pereira (age 65), Paulo Riepe (age 61) and American Bill Grant (age 68) who completed Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Brazil on 15 November 2016 in 8 hours 49 minutes.
- Dragão do Mar (Brazil) on 19 March 2018 in 10 hours 49 minutes (male team of José Eduardo Ferreira and Rodrigo Barroso Fonseca
- Bodó Ticado (Brazil) included Vitor Gadelha, Marcelo Fonseca, Nilson Monteiro, Elthon Picanço, Jucimar Brito and Giuseppe Moroni on 8 September 2018 in 8 hours 24 minutes 11 seconds.
2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees
1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
4. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
6. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)
2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination
The Travessia do Leme ao Pontal is a scenic 45 km coastal swim in Brazil that ends in Pontal and was inspired by a famous song in Brazil called Do Leme ao Pontal. The ocean challenge offers great natural beauty where the swimmer can admire from a privileged perspective the wonders of Rio de Janeiro including Sugar Loaf, Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer, Cagarras Archipelago, Ipanema Beach, São Conrado Beach, Barra da Tijuca Beach and the Pontal Stone. Adherbal de Oliveira and Renato Ribeiro Barbosa created a governing body (Leme to Pontal Swimming Association) that enables solo and relay attempts for neoprene and bioprene swimmers along the gorgeous course. For creating a professional infrastructure complete with escort pilots, crew, guidance and record-keeping to support marathon swims and relays, for encouraging marathon swimming among people who are inspired to repeat the lyrics of a popular song, for offering opportunities throughout the year in temperatures that can range from 15°C to 26°C, the Travessia do Leme ao Pontal is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.