1400K Swim Across Tunisia

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Nejib Belhedi at end of the 1400K Swim Across Tunisia
Swim Across Tunisia Course - aerial view
Nejib Belhedi
The 1400K Swim Across Tunisia is a solo swim by Nejib Belhedi who will attempt to set the world's longest unassisted continuous solo Stage swim done in a sea. His ongoing swim was selected in an online global poll by swimmers from 108 countries as the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.




1,400 kilometers from the Tunisian/Algerian border in the Tunisian North Sea to the Tunisian/Libyan border in the Southern Tunisian Sea, along the Tunisian coast.


The aims of the 1400K Swim Across Tunisia is to bring a warm slogan of Welcome to Tunisia via:

1. To invite tourists and increase the popularity of Tunisia by showcasing it as a friendly and hospitable country,

2. To support the bonds of national unity in the era of revolution of dignity and reverence for the sanctity of the borders of Tunisia and its coasts,

3. To devote the concept of global sustainable development, giving weight to environmental, tourism, sports, social and cultural aspects.

These three goals will highlight Tunisia through its best image to the world. Looking like the Sun shining and its planets circling around as well as the Tunisian islands circling around Tunisia, as our planet Earth, in turn around the Sun in the cycle taking 364-365 days, the same duration that the 1400K Swim will take too.

During this sun-water long route, television broadcasts will constantly show the distance swum on a daily basis.

Poetic Description

Nor the Current stops him!

Neither the immensity of sea downs him!

We see his arms thank the waves across each meter he swims.

It’s already a prelude to see a new shore for him.

1400K Swim Strategy

Utilize a courageous self-energy to realize a dream to see Tunisia more brighten as the sunshine. The swim will be supported by the native people living the different communities along the Tunisian coast in coordination with the Tunisian Army.

Belhedi's personal effects will be transferred along the coast throughout the swim by the local people. He will be housed and fed along the course by members of the local communities.The islands around the Tunisian coast are not concerned by 1400 K Swim circuit which will fellow the coast. However, a distance bonus will be accorded to the swimmer each time he swims going and back continent coast/ island/ continent coast. All the distance that he would have to swim along the coast from his depart point to the arrival point at the coast continent for the island swim concerned , this distance is considered as a distance swam.

The Course
Swim Across Tunisia Course

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