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Gijón employee swims to work to 'guarantee social distancing'
26 May 2020 @ 11:21

IF YOU DON'T have access to a car or bike, getting to work could mean facing pavement crowds or packed public transport every day, with all the risks that these entail during a pandemic – and, conscious of this, Pablo Pedraz from Gijón (Asturias) has found another way of making sure nobody gets within two metres of him on his commute.

He doesn't even need to wear a mask.

Pablo, 46, works at Miele, an electrical appliances chain, on Gijón's C/ Torcuato Fernández-Miranda, two kilometres from where he lives – but it takes him just over an hour to get there.

He swims from his seafront home to Staircase 15 (pictured) on San Lorenzo beach in a neoprene diving suit every morning, and then swims home again at night.

“I really think this is the way of maintaining the social distancing that's so necessary right now,” says Pablo.

“And while I'm at it, I can combine commuting with exercise.”



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