On Monday 11th September the 4th group of Neda el Món crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. 4 out of 4 this year! 16 swimmers have fulfilled their dream with Neda el Món this year!
And this time, Omar Kadiri (Morocco), Brice Tranie (France), Caitlin O'Reilly (New Zealand) and Anthony Jowers (United Kingdom) did it in 6 hours and 4 minutes and swimming among dolphins! Omar, Brice and Caitlin did it without wetsuit.
The crossing was an exhibition of companionship from Brice, Caitlin and Anthony, who were all the time helping Omar to achieve the challenge together. Congratulations to all 4 of you and a pleasure to accompany you on this wonderful journey.
After the crossing of the second group on Monday 4th September, on Tuesday 5th it was the turn of Alexander Malinin (Russia), Boris Najafov (Azerbaijan), Jaume Bombi (Spain) and Igor Rachkov (Russia). They had an incredible performance, given that the sea currents were not very favourable. All the time they kept the group compact, the result of the previous work during the whole year attending the training sessions held in Barcelona.
They reached a total time of 4 hours and 40 minutes and a total distance of 16.20 km. They were together all the time and enjoyed the crossing like never before!
Congratulations guys! And get ready for the next challenge of your life!
After our first group crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in July, on Monday 4th September our second group of 4 swim addicts, Damien Catani (France), Alain Simac (France), Diego Cantillo (Costa Rica) and Madi Adilkhanov (Kazakhstan) did a spectacular job crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in less than 4h 33 minutes: total madness!
The four swimmers behaved as a team at all times, helping each other when one of them had a bad time.
The conditions were quite favourable, with currents allowing them to swim in a straight line from Tarifa Island to Punta Cires, a total of 15.2 km.
We debuted our brand-new Neda el Món experience between August 18 and August 25. We created a customized Open Water Stage based on the preferences provided by the swimmers, which included pool sessions with a variety of coaches and open sea sessions over various stretches of the Catalan coastline.
A wonderful experience for both the organization and the swimmers. Simply send an email to email@example.com if you'd like to participate in this learning opportunity, and we'll create a stage specifically for you according to the number of days and swimmers that are available.
We're looking forward to experiencing more stages like the ones we've lately experienced!
The sea is capricious. Jellyfish and currents don't warn, they just appear! This is what happened on the 8th of August during the attempt of Yana Lohvinenko, a Ukrainian swim addict more than prepared, to reach the Cap de Creus challenge: swimming from Port de la Selva to Roses. An unexpected and very strong current against from Cap de Creus to Cadaqués made Yana's dream impossible.
Nada el Món, with Yana's own approval, activated plan B and the challenge was completed in Cadaqués, specifically at Llaner Gran beach. From Port de la Selva to Cadaqués, 19.8km completed after 10 hours and 19 minutes swimming like a true heroine.
Yana has been an example before, during and after the swim, congratulations champion!
Last Tuesday 1st of August, 3 of our amazing swimmers, V Emma Vockins (Reading, UK), Pere Dalmau (Mataró) and Jeremías Mateo (Granollers), swam from Mallorca to Menorca. No more and no less than 37.8km. And in a great time: 12 hours and 24 minutes. Spectacular!
Although it was initially planned to make the journey from Menorca to Mallorca, the weather conditions made it advisable to make the attempt the other way round: from Cap des Freu (in Mallorca) to Far d'Andrutx (in Menorca), from 7.32am to 7.56pm. More than half a day swimming to fulfil their dream. Proud to work for you, a lesson in swim addiction! Congratulations our friends!
On July 15 and 16, we held the 3rd training camp for the swimmers who have registered for the crossings with Neda el Món. On Saturday we ran a session of almost 4km in the El Masnou Yacht Club swimming pool, and on Sunday we did a 15km sea training between Santa Susana and Arenys de Mar, previously transferring all the swimmers, kayakers and organization by train from Arenys to Santa Susana. It was a very hard training, but we already have our swimmers ready for their challenges in 2023. Ready to go!!
We no longer have places for Gibraltar, nor for Menorca Mallorca, nor for Cap de Creus, but we still have 1 registration available for Bonifacio and 1 for Rhodes Marmaris. These two challenges provide a spot for Gibraltar 2024!
Fantastic atmosphere and fantastic experience for swimmers, companions and organizers of the 1st edition of SwimHolidays Split. They were 4 unforgettable days, where as always we mixed swimming (11.4km swam in 4 days), culture, leisure and gastronomy.
Despite the rain on one of the days, the flexibility of both the participants and the organizers made it possible to visit the Krka Natural Park, only 15km from Sibenik, as a plan B. The weather allowed us the rest of the days to swim around 4 spectacular islands, located in front of Split, Trogir and Sibenik.
In October we return to Croatia, in this case Dubrovnik, for the second edition of SwimHolidays Dubrovnik. And already thinking about the destinations of SwimHolidays 2024... Sardinia, Malta... Can't wait!
Impressive! Last July 4, the first Neda el Món group to cross the Strait of Gibraltar this year 2023 succeeded! And they did it with a spectacular time of 4 hours and 23 minutes. The group consisting of Ibrahim Slaoui (Morocco), Yana Lohvinenko (Ukraine, the first Ukrainian woman to overcome the challenge), Srikaanth Viswanathan (India, father of Kavya) and Kavya Srikanth (India, daughter of Srikaanth) swam across the Straits of Gibraltar, connecting Tarifa with Delia Beach in Morocco. And all without wetsuit!
This is the first of 5 groups that will cross the Strait of Gibraltar with us this year. Next September, 4 more groups! If you want to do it with us, there are still 2 places left! You have all the info here.
This past weekend we organised the second of the 5 Training Camps planned for 2023 for the swimmers who have registered at the crossings with Neda el Món. On Saturday we run a pool session led by our great coach Jonathan Gómez, and on Sunday we did a 10km sea training Arenys de Mar - Balís- Arenys de Mar.
There are still 2 registrations available for Gibraltar, 2 registrations for Bonifacio, 1 for Rhodes Marmaris, 2 for Menorca Mallorca and 6 for Cap de Creus. Don't miss it! There are already 65 swimmers who have accepted the challenges of Neda el Món this 2023. If you want to be the next one, don't think too much!
Spectacular day on the Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS. We only need to congratulate our swim addicts and to thank all our partners for the great job before and during the event:
- Municipality of Estartit
- Zoggs & Head, swimming sponsors
- Estartit Rent A Boat, boats renting
- SK Kayak and Kayaking Costa Brava, kayaks renting
- Agro rural surf, paddel surfs coordination
- Hotel Panorama, official hotel
- Quinto Meta, physioteraphy
- Tuath Studio, video and photo
- RedNess, personalized advertising gifts
Here you have the rankings of the different swims.
Can't wait for next year!
From Rhodes to Marmaris, from Greece to Turkey, from Europe to Asia. This is the challenge that our coach Jonathan Gómez has also signed up to. Jonny will be in person at the first edition of Rhodes Marmaris that we will celebrate from October 7 to 15, 2023.
It's been many years since Neda el Món and Jonathan Gómez have gone hand in hand. And so it continues to be. Jonny leads the training that we prepare for all the swimmers who are preparing for the great challenges of this 2023: Gibraltar, Bonifacio, Rhodes Marmaris, Menorca Mallorca and Cap de Creus.
The adventure has begun. Do you join us?
This past weekend 15th and 16th April we organised the first of the 5 Training Camps planned for 2023 for the swimmers who have registered at the crossings with Neda el Món. On Saturday, after the kick-off briefing, we run a pool session led by our great coach Jonathan Gómez, and on Sunday we did a 6km sea training around Arenys de Mar.
We are sold out for Gibraltar, but there are still 3 registrations for Bonifacio, 1 for Rhodes Marmaris, 2 for Menorca Mallorca and 8 for Cap de Creus. Don't miss it! There are already 63 swimmers who have accepted the challenges of Neda el Món this 2023. If you want to be the next one, don't think too much!
We need you! Do you want to kayak or paddle surf for Medes 2023? Do you want to support the swimmers at Medes 2023 as a kayaker or paddle surfer? You just need to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will inform you about the consideration and all the logistics.
Let's make Medes a swimming party again!
Last week we made the technical visit to Menorca and Mallorca to close all the preparations for the Menorca - Mallorca Channel.
The Menorca - Mallorca Channel is the most extreme challenge of Neda el Món: to cross the 37 km that separate the island of Menorca from the island of Mallorca, the 37 km that separate Cap d'Andrutx (in Menorca) and Cala Fumada (in Mallorca). A challenge with capital letters that with Neda the Món will be easier. And it will be easier because Neda el Món puts all its means to make it: training planning during the previous 5 months, training sessions in Barcelona once a month and all the logistics to support the swimmer during the challenge. Solo, or in groups of 2, or in groups of 4, or by relays of 2 or relays of 4.
Here you have all the info.
Only 3 weeks to register to the Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS that we will run on the 7th May. Medes is a unique and very special open waters event. Very special for two reasons: because it is the only solidarity open waters event from Catalonia which destinates 100% of the benefits to the TV3 Marathon, and because it takes place at the Medes Islands Natural Park, a superlative natural environment.
From year 2022 onwards, Neda el Món transformed this open waters competition into a great event: You will be able to choose the length of the crossing according to your swimming possibilities, there will be a crossing for kids, the best brands will be displayed and a meet-and-greet with the best swimmers.
Here you have all the info.
The most extreme challenge of Neda el Món: to cross the 37 km that separate the island of Menorca from the island of Mallorca, the 37 km that separate Cap d'Andrutx (in Menorca) and Cala Fumada (in Mallorca). A challenge with capital letters that with Neda the Món will be easier. And it will be easier because Neda el Món puts all its means to make it: training planning during the previous 5 months, training sessions in Barcelona once a month and all the logistics to support the swimmer during the challenge. Solo, or in groups of 2, or in groups of 4, or by relays of 2 or relays of 4.
Here you have all the info.
Three months away from the 14th edition of the Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS, there are already more than 300 swimming addicts who have signed up for this year's crossing! We can't wait swimmers! We have everything ready. Neda el Món and ZOGGS are preparing an even more spectacular edition for this 2023. We miss you!
Information and registration here.
Both the Split version and the Dubrovnik version have sold out for 2023. Neda el Món Swim Holidays are in vogue and for 2024 we are already thinking about other destinations. We will send you photos, take it as granted!
You can see the complete Neda el Món calendar here.
Here you have the 2023 Neda el Món calendar. With more enthusiasm than ever and with the support as always of ZOGGS and HEAD, next season we will have again Medes, SwimHolidays Dubrovnik, Gibraltar, Bonifacio and Cap de Creus... And now, after the success of Dubrovnik, we added in our products SwimHolidays Split. Many events that you can check here.
Looking forward to seeing you again in 2023! Next season, more and better!
Only 4 spots left for Rhodes- Marmaris! The first edition of the Rhodes-Marmaris 2023 will be a qualifier, just like Bonifacio 2023, to participate in the Strait of Gibraltar in 2024. As you know, the Rhodes - Marmaris is the Neda el Món challenge from Greece to Turkey, from Europe to Asia that we are preparing for next October 2023.
There's still time to sign up here.