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In 2009 Jean Craven and Tim Ziehl swam across the Strait of Gibraltar, crossing from Spain to Morocco in just over 4 hours. The swim accross the Strait is a well organized event. The Gibraltar swimming club, based in Tarifa Spain, organizes two support boats as well as a lead boat to guide swimmers through one of the bussiest sea lanes in the world. Jean and Tim were joined by two Russian swimmers doing a half hour by half hour relay.
Feeling sorry for taking betting monies collected from their friends, monies were donated to various charities supporting orphanages and similar charities.