The Big Swim is the first human attempt to swim the entire Dubai coastline, which spans a distance of 85km from Sharjah to the Abu Dhabi border. This distance almost equates to 3 crossings of the English Channel and will be tackled in stages over successive weekends throughout October and November 2017.
Depending on the conditions and the stretch of coastline being covered, each swim will last between 10 and 20km and is expected to take between 3 and 6 hours. The biggest challenges will include sea life, such as jellyfish and sharks, strong sea currents, salt water burns, boats, plastic waste... the list goes on.
For the past few months we have dreamt big, planned continuously, trained hard, rested occasionally, fuelled, raced and travelled the world... the Bigger challenge is almost here. Please follow our journey along the beach and most importantly help to support the amazing campaign and wonderful sponsors, who are helping to make this dream a reality.