Tag: Nejib Belhedi

Accolades To Amy

Accolades To Amy Courtesy of WOWSA, Redondo Beach, California. On June 8th 2019, Amy Appelhans Gubser became the third person in history to swim across the 43.4 km Santa Monica Bay between Point Dume in Malibu and Lunada Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 17 hours 6 minutes. The neonatal nurse celebrated her 50th birthday with a tough swim. "It was a

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Swimming In The Seas

Lewis Pugh of the UK describes his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason: Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea, and North Sea highlighting the need to create Marine Protected Areas Nejib Belhedi of Tunisia - who started clean shaven in Sfax, Tunisia - swam 76 hours 30 minutes straight along the coast of Tunisia to Djerba

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Shameful, Simply And Sadly Shameful

Shameful, Simply And Sadly Shameful Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Openwaterpedia is a unique, comprehensive, multilingual online reference tool for the aquatic community. There are currently 30,994 different entries with 68,850 pages of content that are useful for research, reference and expanding one's knowledge and appreciation of the

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Above The Ramparts

Courtesy of Nejib Belhedi, Sfax, Tunisia. Nejib Belhedi will release his autobiography, Above the Ramparts in the Arabic, French and Russian languages. He explains the reason for the title, "The reason of the title of my book 'Above the Ramparts' is because I was effectively born 10 feet from one of the eastern guard posts of the Fort of Fire (Borj En Nar)

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Nejib Belhedi, The Man With A Big Heart

Nejib Belhedi, The Man With A Big Heart Courtesy of WOWSA, Sfax, Tunisia. Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi is known for his channel swims, ice swims, and stage swims along the entire coast of Tunisia - and for introducing the concept of Ouma in his native land. But at 8:20 am on September 15th, Belhedi took off on his longest swim of his career - a 120 km

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The Vision Of Ouma

The Vision Of Ouma Courtesy of WOWSA, Bizerte, Tunisia. Ouma, or swimming in the sea, is a concept being pushed locally and nationally in Tunisia by visionary Nejib Belhedi. The growing program brings hundreds of children and teenagers during each session to the Tunisian coastline who are taught by adults. The children and teenagers are grouped

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