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Meet Samuel

Lawyer

biography

  • Graduate from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with a degree in Law, with Honorable Mention.
  • Founder and CEO of Neri Law Firm and Associates, S.C. in Mexico City.
  • Founder and CEO of ISC, Administradora de Cartera, S.C.
  • Forerunner and founder of instrumentation and implantation of the Neri Associated Lawyers, S.C. office in Paris, France.
  • Forerunner and founder of the instrumentation and implantation of the Neri Associated Lawyers, S.C. office in Bilbao, Spain.
  • Professor of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for more tan 22 years.
  • Secretary Counselor of the French-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2010-2011.

Motivations

as a sportsman

Since I was very young I felt attracted to the sea, its majesty, its infinity, its voice, its calm and turbulence, its magic. Therefore, since I was small, anyplace where I was taken where I could be in contact with the sea, it didn’t take me long to jump in and swim, and swim, and keep swimming. These were moments of total happiness. Since those days for me swimming is a bliss. Years passed and in 1991, the first event organized by Club Mundet took place, it was titled “El Reto” because it’s not a competition it’s a challenge that the swimmer decides to impose on himself, an affair between the swimmer and the sea. That was when I swam my first “open waters” and since then I have accomplished it year after year, except one, which I couldn’t attend for personal reasons. Year after year I have been preparing myself, and 2 years ago I aspired to cross the Mancha Canal, and my desire was born to obtain the “Triple Crown”.

For my first attempt to cross the Mancha Canal I spent two years and a half training. With this training, last year, I undertook my personal voyage to cross, however, luck wasn’t on my side. My window to cross “opened” form the 17th to the 24th of august, but the climatological conditions that persisted those days stopped me from trying my swim. Still, I was determined to accomplish my goal, so even after my window was gone y decided to wait for an opportunity. It was until September 3rd at 3:15 am, time at Dover, England, when I found the chance to start my crossing. I swam for more than 15 hours, with an average temperature of 15°, and I traveled a distance of 32.18 kilometers, never the less the wind (which was blowing faster tan 50 kmph -27 knots -), the tides and the waves bigger tan 3 meters tall made me change my course, taking me to the Atlantic Ocean, so the captain of my escort ship decided to cancel my swim being only 15% away from my goal. It was then that they took me onboard and I was auscaulted by the onboard doctor, who, satisfyingly enough, told me I could have swam for several more hours.

All these experiences took me to aim my efforts to obtain the “Triple Crown” and now I’m working at it.

Experience

my achievements

  • Year after year, swimming event of Great Depth, organized by Parque Arturo Mundet, A.C.
  • November 1992. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1993. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1994. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1995. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1997. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1998. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 1999. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2000. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2001. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2002. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2003. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2004. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2005. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2006. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2007. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Puerto Marquez to Playa Honda, swimming a 11,300 mts distance.
  • November 2008. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Playa Honda to Puerto Marquez, returning to Playa Honda, swimming a 22,000 mts distance.
  • November 2009. - Crossing Acapulco bay, Guerrero, from Playa Honda to Puerto Marquez, returning to Playa Honda, swimming a 22,000 mts distance.
  • Zihuatanejo International Triathlon 2009. (Participating by relays in the swimming phase.), winning second place.
  • May 2009.- Cancun Crossing – Isla Mujeres (Swimming a distance of 9,000 mts)
  • August 2009. - Continuous swimming for 6 hours in Dover, England.
  • Event at the Bacalar lagoon, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 1,500 mts swim, 3,000 mts swim.
  • October 2009. - Mar de Cortes, Baja California Sur, Mexico. - Event: “Strokes against Cancer” – 35 kms by relays.
  • November 2009. - Club Casablanca. - 12 continuous hr swimming marathon.
  • September 3 2010.- Unfinished la Mancha Canal crossing due to weather issues. I swam more than 32 Km. (85% of the traject) in 15°C water, waves over 9 meters and 50 km/h wind.