Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Crossings – World Open Water Swimming Association

A channel swim between Spain and Morocco and one of the Oceans Seven challenges.


The Straits of Gibraltar separates Europe and Africa by its 14,4km (shorter section), located in a unique enclave in the world, a spectacular and special environment in terms of open water conditions. Currents, temperature, the passage of cetaceans and ships, etc. They make the control and security measures critical to achieve success. Straits of Gibraltar is one of the most dreamed crossings for swimmers of Long Distances Open Water Swimming.

In 1999 the ACNEG (Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association) was founded. Starting with 2 or 3 crossings a year compared to the hundreds of applications that it currently receives. The 21 years that we have been running the crossings without incident, speaks to the safety of the journeys that we organize.

Swimmers from all over the world aim to swim across the Straits of Gibraltar, and these objectives not only include individual challenges, but internationally recognized challenges such as the Oceans Sevens, which includes the Strait of Gibraltar among the most important open water swims in the seven continents.

To be clear, The Straits of Gibraltar is one of the most important swims of the seven continents.

ACNEG recognized in 2017 by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), World Open Water Swimming Association (WoWSA) nominating its president as man of the year, and other entities make it worthy of the uniqueness of granting certificates that validate the crossing according to the sports regulation of open water swimming.

SAFTEY is the most important thing for us, and that is why we take all the necessary measures both logistically and in the choice of the human team to make your journey an unforgettable experience. The 21 years that we have been working without a safety incident supports us.


Spain, Morocco

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