Turtle Name: Nueva Esperanza (Female)
Length: 152.4 cm (5 ft)
Width: 111.7 cm (3 ft 8 in)
Weight: 375 kg (825 lbs)
Coach: Janet Evans
Despite starting from the faraway shores of Newfoundland, Nueva Esperanza is unfazed by the long way she has to go to reach her goal. Although the odds seem to be stacked against her, Nueva Esperanza means ‘New Hope’ in Spanish, which makes her effort in this Race an inspiration for all of us.
Olympic long-distance swimming champion Janet Evans – ‘Miss Perpetual Motion’ – is providing expert advice to Nueva Esperanza! Let’s ‘hope’ that Nueva Esperanza swims long and hard for the cause!