Strait of Gibraltar Swimmers Round-up April-May 2024

Strait of Gibraltar Swimmers Round-up April-May 2024

Here’s a summary of the latest swimmers who have braved the Strait of Gibraltar in April and May. Congratulations to all participants for their remarkable achievements!

Solo Swimmers:

May 26, 2024

USA’s Keira Stays’l Koss-Baker, Lauren Elizabeth Lesyna, and Randall William Edwards, along with Italy’s Luca Pozzi, without wetsuits.

Randall William Edwards

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 4:44
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: June 16, 1970
  • Age: 53

Keira Stays’l Koss-Baker

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 4:44
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Age: 40

Lauren Elizabeth Lesyna

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 4:44
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: December 23, 1994
  • Age: 29

Luca Pozzi

  • Country: Italy
  • Completed: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 4:44
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: June 29, 1985
  • Age: 38

May 22, 2024

Three New Zealand swimmers, Callum Andrew Eade, Grainne Mary Moss, Paul Patrick Feltoe, and from the USA, Lori Jean King, without wetsuits.

Callum Andrew Eade

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Completed: May 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:23
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: November 24, 1972
  • Age: 51

Grainne Mary Moss

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Completed: May 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:23
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: October 19, 1969
  • Age: 54

Paul Patrick Feltoe

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Completed: May 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:23
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: September 23, 1973
  • Age: 50

Lori Jean King

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: May 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:23
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: July 22, 1975
  • Age: 40

May 4, 2024

Isabelle Michele L. Van Passel (Belgium) and Aleksandrina Til (Russia) with wetsuits. Bryan Allen Main (USA) without a wetsuit.

Bryan Allen Main

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: May 4, 2024
  • Time: 6:15
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: June 21, 1973
  • Age: 50

Isabelle Michele L. Van Passel

  • Country: Belgium
  • Completed: May 4, 2024
  • Time: 6:15
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: July 18, 1974
  • Age: 49

Aleksandrina Til

  • Country: Russia
  • Completed: May 4, 2024
  • Time: 6:15
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: November 21, 1987
  • Age: 36

May 3, 2024

Juan Ramon Llorente Perez from France, Richard Jean-Paul Dacoury Tabley from Spain, Jose Miguel Bravo Frontera from Spain, and Gabriel Miguel Trenzado Falcón, from Spain from the Neda El Món swimming club with wetsuits.

Juan Ramón Llorente Pérez

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: May 3, 2024
  • Time: 5:15
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: September 6, 1963
  • Age: 60

José Miguel Bravo Frontera

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: May 3, 2024
  • Time: 5:15
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: September 2, 1972
  • Age: 51

Gabriel Miguel Trenzado Falcón

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: May 3, 2024
  • Time: 5:15
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: December 6, 1974
  • Age: 49

Richard Jean-Paul Dacoury Tabley

  • Country: France
  • Completed: May 3, 2024
  • Time: 5:15
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: July 6, 1959
  • Age: 64

April 25, 2024

Thomas William Harvey with wetsuit

Thomas William Harvey

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 25, 2024
  • Time: 4:29
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: October 20, 1978
  • Age: 45

April 17, 2024

Nicola Elizabeth Pope, Gina Louise Harden, and Anel Sytdykova without wetsuit

Nicola Elizabeth Pope

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 17, 2024
  • Time: 4:43
  • Arrival: El Vaal
  • Birthdate: September 20, 1967
  • Age: 56

Gina Louise Harden

  • Country: USA
  • Completed: April 17, 2024
  • Time: 4:43
  • Arrival: El Vaal
  • Birthdate: August 13, 1959
  • Age: 64

Anel Sytdykova

  • Country: Kazakhstan
  • Completed: April 17, 2024
  • Time: 4:43
  • Arrival: El Vaal
  • Birthdate: August 26, 1978
  • Age: 45

April 15, 2024

Amber Chloe Keegan (Ireland), Petar Raychev Stoychev (Bulgaria), Brianna Isabelle Thompson (Australia), and Christopher Thomas Cook (United Kingdom) without wetsuits.

Amber Chloe Keegan

  • Country: Ireland
  • Completed: April 15, 2024
  • Time: 3:46
  • Arrival: Almansa
  • Birthdate: February 28, 1997
  • Age: 27

Brianna Isabelle Thompson

  • Country: Australia
  • Completed: April 15, 2024
  • Time: 3:47
  • Arrival: Almansa
  • Birthdate: July 25, 2001
  • Age: 22

Christopher Thomas Cook

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 15, 2024
  • Time: 3:47
  • Arrival: Almansa
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1980
  • Age: 43

Petar Raychev Stoychev

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Completed: April 15, 2024
  • Time: 3:46
  • Arrival: Almansa
  • Birthdate: October 24, 1976
  • Age: 47

April 5, 2024

José Pedro García Fernández

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: April 5, 2024
  • Time: 4:47
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: March 27, 1964
  • Age: 60

Braulio José Gilabert Monllor

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: April 5, 2024
  • Time: 4:47
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: May 18, 1965
  • Age: 58

Luis Enrique De Andrés Novo

  • Country: Spain
  • Completed: April 5, 2024
  • Time: 4:47
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: July 26, 1965
  • Age: 58

Patrice Michel Robert Ripoll

  • Country: France
  • Completed: April 5, 2024
  • Time: 4:47
  • Arrival: Dalia
  • Birthdate: April 18, 1968
  • Age: 61

April 3, 2024

Catriona Kyle Laird, Michelle Claire Tenwick, Nigel Alasdair Robson, and Jessica Margaret Hunter from the United Kingdom without wetsuits

Jessica Margaret Hunter

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:49
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: October 19, 1996
  • Age: 27

Michelle Claire Tenwick

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:49
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: July 13, 1986
  • Age: 37

Nigel Alasdair

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:49
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: July 22, 1968
  • Age: 55

Catriona Kyle Laird

  • Country: UK
  • Completed: April 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:49
  • Arrival: Cires
  • Birthdate: March 9, 1993
  • Age: 31

Congratulations to all the swimmers for their incredible achievements! Stay tuned for more updates and inspiring stories from the world of open water swimming.

Records without wetsuits

Records with wetsuits

Photo credits: ACNEG – Asociación Cruce a Nado del Estrecho de Gibraltar 

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