Brojen Das Open Water Challenge
The Brojen Das Open Water Challenge 2012 event is named after Brojen Das, an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and legendary Olympic swimmer from Pakistan. He was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel in 1959 as well as a number of other marathon swims including the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli. Das set the English Channel from France to English in 10 hours 35 minutes in 1961 and crossed the English Channel a total six times, setting two world records. He was recognized as the King of the Channel® in 1968 with a legacy that lives on after his death in 1998.
The Brojen Das Open Water Challenge 2012 will commemorate World Oceans Day on 8 June 2012. The event is the first individual swimming event of its kind in Bangladesh. It will play a very significant role in bringing local and global attention on the impact of Climate Change on the poor and the vulnerable as well as raising funds for the Climate Change adoption program.
SAFE is a leading safety organization registered as trust in 2001 in Bangladesh dedicated to the promotion and support of Water Safety and Climate Change. Since its inception in 2001, SAFE has played a pivotal role to save lives at water and on the roads through awareness, emergency response, training and advocacy in a sustainable way.