Freesowl, a new way to explore seas, rivers and lakes



Our swimaddict James Manresa introduces Freesowl, bringing a new way to explore the coasts of seas, rivers, and lakes by swimming self-sufficiently.

The backpack, eco-designed and produced with materials partly recovered from the oceans, can carry everything needed for multi-day excursions, alternating between swimming and walking as desired. The experience can be personalized with accessories such as solar panels to recharge electronic devices, a multi-support pole to carry a camera, or even pockets to store trash collected from the sea, among others.

"In 2009, I felt the need to travel along a coast swimming, similar to how hikers walk in the mountains, but there was no backpack to do it, so I built one myself," explains James Manresa. "I tested the new prototype by exploring Cap de Creus and sections of the Ebre River, among others, and it went so well that I felt it was time to share it."

Freesowl is generating a lot of interest among swimmers, travellers, adventurers, and sports enthusiasts in general. This has led the creator to fund the launch of limited first units at special prices through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter from March 12th to April 12th.

Freesowling represents a new milestone in the rise of sustainable activities in open waters, allowing users to enjoy an unprecedented playful and immersive experience with the awareness that a portion of the profits will be dedicated to cleaning plastics from rivers and seas.

To learn more about Freesowl and support the campaign, visit

1st Training Camp this season!


Last March 17 Neda el Món organized in El Masnou the 1st Training Camp of 2024 for those swimmers who are preparing the Strait of Gibraltar for this end of April and beginning of May. The first 8 swimmers to complete a challenge with Neda el Món this year! And they are not few!

The training camp consisted of a pool session and a sea session as usual, both in El Masnou. On April 13 and 14 the second of the year for the rest of the swimmers who are preparing Rhodes-Marmaris, Bonifacio, Gibraltar or Cap de Creus. You still have time to sign up for one of our crossings. Check the calendar here.

ZOGGS Official Partner of Neda el Món



Zoggs and Neda el Món renew sponsorship agreement for another year. Neda el Món, one of the pioneers in organizing open water crossings, and Zoggs, a leading brand in open water swimming products for swimmers of all ages, join forces with the goal of continuing to promote visibility for open water swimming in the World.

"We are very pleased to partner with Zoggs, the leading brand in open water swimming goggles with a global impact," says Marc Caballé, CEO of Neda el Món. He adds, "We have a common goal of bringing open water swimming to even more people, so it's natural to work together."

This season, Zoggs will be present at the 15a Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS, where they are the main sponsor and collaborator.

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