Guide to Swimming the Gibraltar Straits (revised)

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited October 2012 in General Discussion
Here is Nick Adams' revised "No BS Guide" to swimming the Straits of Gibraltar. The revised edition corrects a few typos in the first edition, and includes a better explanation of why it's effectively a 11/12 km swim rather than the 14.4km quoted distance.

Nick has compiled it in a nicely formatted PDF document, which you can download HERE.

To avoid confusion, the previous thread with the first edition has been deleted.

LeadhyenaMvGmpfmarkNeilEugene

Comments

  • Thank you for the link. cheers
  • DavidDavid Member
    Thank you for posting this guide.
  • On the 4th page, it says no ACNEG medical form exists. It does now!
    See:
    http://www.acneg.com/acneg ingles/medical formm 2014.pdf
  • DavidDavid Member
    Lynnkub said:

    On the 4th page, it says no ACNEG medical form exists. It does now!
    See:
    http://www.acneg.com/acneg ingles/medical formm 2014.pdf

    I also noticed this :)
    I wonder how strictly they review the forms submitted.

  • anybody wants to swim the Gibraltar with me? i have a spot on the 1 may...we can share the costs.so lets make history.let me know and we can chat and see what can be done.
  • KevinKevin Member
    @johnyG ,I would love to join up with a group for Gibraltar , but 4kmh is too fast for me I'm afraid !
  • What are you averaging in ow? Kevin will you be ok on the 1st of May? Send me an email on [email protected]
  • morecircusmorecircus Member
    edited November 2
    Anyone want to swim Gibraltal with me? I swim 2.3 mile\hour approximately in Long Course meters swim pool solo pacing myself during recreational Adult Lap swim. My 1500 meter Masters approximate pool time is 21minutes. I swam NYC Manhatten Marathon is 9hours 16", Catalina Channel 12hr. 20", English Channel 14hr. 30." email: [email protected]

  • This guide is fantastic! @evmo, are there other no bull guides like this?
  • if you don't fill out the medical forms one can not swim , I thought Rafael had received mine but he didn't. Had to frantically have them faxed to him, though he was willing to arrange a MD appointment in Tarifa for me
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited November 6
    Leadhyena said:

    This guide is fantastic! @evmo, are there other no bull guides like this?

    Here's another one by @Nickthefish11:

    No Bullshit Guides: Corsica to Sardinia Swim

    And Dave Van Mouwerik put together this "Roadmap" for the 12.4-mile Anacapa Island swim in the Santa Barbara Channel:

    http://santabarbarachannelswim.org/forms/SBCSA_Anacapa_Roadmap_2014-1.pdf

    I'm not aware of any others, but obviously these are really useful documents. Any volunteers? We'd be happy to publish them here...
    Leadhyena
  • Tsugaru would be a great one... the google research I did on it is rather confusing.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited November 7
    Steve Munatones knows all about Tsugaru and it can be found all on http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Tsugaru_Channel_Swimming_Association
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • This is FANTASTIC! Thank you Nick!! I've asked to swim this June next year so your timing is perfect!!
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
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