Daniel is swimming the Strait of Gibraltar today!
If that sounds easy to you, he assures us it won’t be! For starters, there are strong undercurrents of up to 5.5 km/h, and possible winds which can change without warning. This makes swimming, and even sailing in a small boat particularly perilous.
On top of that, the water is very cold for such a long swim at 20-22ºC. That might sound ok for a quick dip, but Daniel could be in the water for over 5 hours! In addition to the water itself, the Strait is home to dolphins, orcas and whales.
But don’t worry, Daniel is swimming in a small group of swimmers, and the group are in contact with the maritime traffic controllers who are controlling the timing of the swim. In addition, a small boat will accompany the group to ensure the welfare of all the swimmers.
Daniel is taking this risk so that those we work with at Language Beyond Borders can have a better chance at a dignified future. Think of Daniel today, and think of the many others who have swum in the opposite direction without the support that Daniel has.
Give what you can to support him today – http://bit.ly/swimStraitofGibraltar
Ánimo Dani! And a huge thank you from all of us!