Chad Noble

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Chad Noble and his father Ken Noble completed a duo swim under the auspices of the Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar that governs solo and relay crossings across the [[]]Strait of Gibraltar

Chad Noble is a 37-year-old endurance athlete (paddled the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania) and an open water swimmer from Cape Town, South Africa who swam across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Punta Cires, Morocco on 29 April 2014 in a duo swim (tandem crossing) with his father Ken Noble. They both finished in 3 hours 44 minutes and swam with wetsuits; the water temperature was 12°C near the start at the Spanish shore.

Strait of Gibraltar

The Strait of Gibraltar (Spanish: Estrecho De Gibraltar, Portuguese: Estreito de Gibraltar) is the body of fast-moving water between Spain and Morocco. It is also one of the 7 channels that comprise of the Oceans Seven challenge, part of the four-part marathon swimming series called the Chorizo Four, and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Swimming the Strait of Gibraltar

The history of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar is documented in the extraordinarily detailed tome called Nadando El Estrecho, Sus Orígenes Y Su Historia. The Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association (Asociación Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar) is the governing body that certifies, promotes and organizes solo and relay crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar; with a straight-line tangent distance of 7.8 nautical miles or 14.4 km.

The ACNEG president is Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa with Antonio Gil Bravo serving as Secretary, Antonio Montiel Martin as Vice President, and Fernando Diaz Piñero and Sebastian Sanchéz Rios as members.

Open Water Swimming Career

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