Daniel has safely completed his swim for Language Beyond Borders and has written to us the following message. His words are powerful and worth the read. We can’t thank him enough! “Hello everyone again! I’m now recovered from the extraordinary experience of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar.
5 hours and 17 minutes to swim 17.3 km, diverted from the point of arrival because of strong currents, and with the water at 14 ºC. A very choppy sea right from the start put the whole challenge in jeopardy. Luckily I could finish, although with quite a lot of effort. I can’t help thinking that many people, even without knowing how to swim some of them, can get into a precarious boat trying to reach our shores…
Now that I know first-hand the maritime conditions of the Strait, I’m deeply shocked. I want to thank every one of you for your support and contribution to the exceptional mission of Language Beyond Borders.
In the moments that I was losing strength and my head was taking over, the personal commitment that I had with each of you fuelled me to keep swimming. You were part of this adventure. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help and the chance LBB has given me to raise awareness of their work, it’s been an honour.
A big hug and hope we’ll be in touch soon. There are still many challenges to overcome! ” Daniel will keep the crowdfunding open til the 22nd of August.
Support his efforts and our work if you can. https://www.gofundme.com/StraitGibraltar