Nejib Belhedi completed a two-way 6 km swim from the Eastern side of the dam to Dream Island in 5°C water on March 6th.
True to his spirit, he finished with a flourish.
“I broke a common fear barrier. That’s why during my swimming, I didn’t miss slapping strongly by my small hand against the giant wall of the reinforced concrete dam.
In the Oued Mallegue and Sidi Salem Dam, I wanted to express my determination as a breakthrough against a big ice block. I proved to people who live near dams all over the world that these giant man-made dragons can be tamed whatever its forces are. We can tame these gigantically huge volumes of water to an achievable goal.”