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Spanish athlete David Meca completes Strait of Gibraltar swim attempt

A WORLD champion swimmer has battled big waves and strong winds to swim the Straits of Gibraltar.

Catalan David Meca, of Sabadell, took 3 hours and 39 minutes to complete the tough 14.3 km (8.9 mile) challenge, which saw him swim from Tarifa to Morocco’s Point Cires earlier today despite a strong south westerly wind.

The lanes in Spain: swimming the Costa Brava’s new ‘sea tracks’

We must have made a strange sight: 12 wetsuited swimmers suddenly landing on a nudist beach. I often feel overdressed in a wetsuit, but this was ridiculous. But rather than disrobe and get into the swing of things, we averted our eyes, opened our towfloats and rehydrated with some water, before swimming off again on our exploration of the coastline.

Fresh water relay, (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 10:00

Distance: 4x500m  http://bestopenwater.com/evento-8/?lang=en

Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016

Start time: 10.00am

Start Point: 4x500m starting and finishing at the Marques Beach, to the right of the Marques Hotel.

Corberana Tri-Distance Challenge, Cala Galiota, (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 - 15:00

http://bestopenwater.com/evento-7/?lang=en

Event type: Challenge

Distance 1.9km and 3.8km options

Date: Friday 3rd June, 2016

Start time 3.00pm

Start Point 1.9km and 3.8km options starting and ending at the small beach at Cala Galiota.

Es Carbo Italian Volcano race 2016, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 - 10:00

http://bestopenwater.com/evento-3/?lang=en

Event type: Challenge

Distance: 3km

Date: Wednesday 1st June, 2016

Start timeLeave the Port Beach @ 10.00am. Swim start @ 11.00am.

Tell me your time 2016, Colonia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Sunday, 31 May, 2015 - 15:00

http://bestopenwater.com/event-9/?lang=en

ype of event: Challenge

Distance: 2.5km

Date Tuesday 31st May, 2016

Start time: 3pm (Unless otherwise stated)

Start Point Starting and ending at the Port Beach.

Colonia Classic 2016-2, Es Dolc Loop, Port Beach (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Sunday, 31 May, 2015 - 10:00

ES DOLÇ LOOP

Event type: Race

Distance: 1.5km

Date: Tuesday 31st May, 2016

Start time: 10.00am

Start Point: Starting at Es Dolc beach, a ten minute walk from the Port Beach. Please arrive at the Port Beach no later than 09.30am.

Round Islands Challenge 2016, Marques beach, (Mallorca), Spain

Date: 
Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 10:00

Type of event: Round the Islands Challenge

Distance: 4.5km

Date Monday 30th May, 2016

Start time: 10.00am

Start Point: Starting and finishing at the small Marques beach to the left of the Hotel Marques. Please meet at the beach 30 minutes prior to the event star.

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