The Strategy Of Swimming To Sfax

The Strategy Of Swimming To Sfax

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The first 20 km swim across the KerkennahSfax Channel was first accomplished by Nejib Belhedi in 1991. In order to attract attention to Kerkennah and take action to save this island from forever submerging under the sea, Belhedi will cross the channel again in January 2015.

The strategy of Belhedi is to swim on the spring tide where he will be aided by the Oued Ellouza tide, enabling him to pull a boat with swimmers in it. “It’s possible to attract media attention that Kerkennah Islands is on its way to disappear as well as Oued Ellouza. It’s possible that open water swimming can play an important role to heighten the awareness of the local, national and international communities to protect Kerkennah before it will be so late and to preserve its marine wildlife. We can definitively preserve the ecosystem today for the future generations tomorrow. This is why I swim.”

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