2009 Stage 1: Europe to Africa

Jean Craven and Tim Ziehl

Swimmers taking part


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.