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swim around The World

The World is an amazing man made property development in the shape of the world's continents. It took 5 years to build 300 islands, across an area measuring 9km wide and 7km from the North Pole to the South Pole, 4km off the coast of Dubai. So if that is the size of The World how far will Willers' swim?

The World is surrounded by a breakwater that is 27km, the swim will take place within this breakwater and is expected to be around 25km. In the world of open water swimming anything over 10km is classified as a marathon and anything 25km and over is an ultra-marathon. Besides being a long swim there are other challenges too...

Quadruple amputee swims from Spain to Morocco

source:http://www.azcentral.com

DALIA, Morocco Jul. 12, 2012 11:24 AM -- A quadruple amputee successfully swam across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco Thursday as part of an effort to swim between all the world's continents.

Disabled Frenchman swims from Africa to Asia

source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/299106/disabled-frenchman-swims-from-africa-to-asia

A Frenchman who lost all of his limbs braved hot weather on Thursday to swim across the Red Sea from Egypt's Taba to Aqaba in Jordan as part of a global challenge.

een Africa and Asia," Croizon told AFP.

French swimmer Arnaud Chassery as well as two disabled Jordanians, Mohammad Smadi and Mohammad Sawaai, accompanied Croizon throughout the challenge.

"We are all sunburned. We had to drink loads of water. It was very very hot and the sun was blazing. But the sea was calm and nice," said Croizon, wearing a red-and-white keffiyeh head scarf.

Disabled Frenchman swims from Africa to Asia

AQABA, Jordan (AFP) - A Frenchman who lost all of his limbs braved hot weather on Thursday to swim across the Red Sea from Egypt's Taba to Aqaba in Jordan as part of a global challenge.

Using prosthetic limbs with flippers attached, Philippe Croizon, 44, left Taba at 0630 GMT (2pm Singapore time) and arrived in Aqaba at 1150 GMT.

Maltese swimmers for 1,400km swimming relay in Tunisia

Maltese swimmers for 1,400km swimming relay in Tunisia

di-ve.com by di-ve.com - editorial@di-ve.com
Other Sport -- 23 May 2012 -- 16:50CEST
 

On Sunday May 27, five open water swimmers from Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be flying to Tunisia to take part in a 1,400-kilometer swimming relay across the shores of Tunisia.

This lung-sapping swimming marathon is the idea of renowned Tunisian long distance swimmer, Nejib Belhedi, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Tunisian Army, who decided to send the world a positive message about the region, following his country’s revolution of 2011.

The purpose of the event is to promote freedom, peace and solidarity. It starts from the Tunisian/Algerian border in the Tunisian North Sea to the Tunisian/Libyan border in the Southern Tunisian Sea.

The Coldest Week

ROBBEN ISLAND SWIM (SOUTH AFRICA)

Only warm feeling Ms. Varada Dharmadhikari (16 years) experienced in the whole coldest week when she hugged her mother on completion of her triad as she touched her feet on white sand of Bloubergstrand after strenuous 18 K Dog’s Leg swim across Robben Island in 7.16 hrs. In a process, she became only 2nd women swimmer around the globe to achieve this feat. Just two days before she stood 2nd in the 2.5 K Around The Rocks Extreme Swim and became youngest & fastest Asian to swim 10 K Swim from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay, six days before.

Varada during her first solo event
from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay

The water was 14 C cold when she started at 7.45 am at Three Anchor Bay. Eventually it became warmer during last stretch. But she literally had to fight against currents in first leg of 10 K and had to surpass thousands of Jelly fishes to reach Robben Island in 4.52 hrs. The same distance that she had swum in reversal in 3.12 hrs. a week back. Weather became favorable as she turned from Robben Island to Blouberge direction. She covered this 8 K distance in 2.24 hrs.  Her team mate Mr. Amol Adhav had done the same 18 K swim last year in 06.06.06 hrs to become fastest & only 2nd Asian male swimmer to do so.
 
“I was amazed to witness her temperament,” Mr. Peter Bales, a legendary swimmer & Chairman, CLDSA mentioned to describe Varada’s swim. He further added, ".. the girl was cheerful all the time even during her struggle against the currents. I never have seen such kind of approach”. The official Boatman Mr. Arond Grontman complemented in the same way. “It was fun to navigate Varada. She was smiling & even joking during her feed time. She is a brave girl”.

Gibraltar: three Italian swimmers realized their dream

source: www.nuotoacquelibere.com translated with Google

Saturday, July 9 Luglio Roberto Chiozza, Paolo Guglieri and Paolo Tallone (respectively 49, 42 and 34 years) have realized their dream: to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar.

The company has completed a few days after referral for non-perfect weather conditions up to have an optimal situation for the swim, water not too cold, calm seas and clear skies.
The trip lasted 3 hours and 58 minutes, a tremendous time for the protagonists, who awarded eight months of careful preparation, expertly programmed by their coach Marco Briatore.

7.8 K Swim From Robben Island to Bloubergstand (South Africa)

Sometime journey is more difficult than achieving goal.. Atleast that’s what the case for us but when I look back, I find it funny too.

Gambia Swimming Association holds 500m Open Water Swimming competition

The Gambia Swimming and Aquatic Sports Association on 8 May 2011 organised its first 500 metres Open Water Competition at the Palma Rima Beach Hotel in Kololi.  source: sportsgambia.com

The championship brought together 13 competitors in which Pa Ndure took first position. Siaka Fofana took second while Jaja Mbye came out third.

Swimming Association holds 500m Open Water Swimming competition

The original article by Cherno Omar Bobb is posted with picture on The Point Gambia since Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Gambia Swimming and Aquatic Sports Association on 8 May 2011 organised its first 500 metres Open Water Competition at the Palma Rima Beach Hotel in Kololi.

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