Hi! I am Ari Colon and will be representing Puerto Rico at the JR World Open Water Swimming Championships that will be held at Mahe, Seychelles. It's is a minimum of 24+ hours journey from Puerto Rico and the plane fare is expensive. I've kept training hard since arriving from the CCCAN in Barbados. My first international competition was in October/November 2021 in Lima, Peru and I was the first Puerto Rican to arrive at the finish line in the Pacific Ocean at 58F degrees. I appreciate any donations and will be sure to post updates of my progress I am trying to raise USD 3000 over the next days and weeks. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve my goals. I would be grateful for any support you can provide. Any donations and/or help with sharing my fundraiser on Social Media is greatly appreciated!