INTERNATIONAL SWIM EVENT

15/NOV/16

For the first time ever a group of swimmers will swim across the Dead Sea!

1/ Extremely salty water (up to 36%) and thus requires a special full-face snorkeling mask.

 

2/ Due to the high density you float unnaturally and have to adapt your swimming style and posture accordingly.

 

3/ It is dangerous! A drop in the eye causes severe irritation and chance swallowing of the water can be fatal if not treated immediately. (We are accompanied by a professional medical team).

 

4/ A swimmer should practice and experience these conditions of the Sea at least once or twice prior to ā€œDā€ day.

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5/ Politics- this region is rife with conflict.  The area that pays a heavy price due to the unstable political situation is the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley.


 

The purpose of our swim-

raise awareness and understanding of the condition of the Sea and its surroundings and initiate a regional process of legislation, implementation and enforcement.

Our cause-

to save the Dead Sea from drying out and vanishing

 

How-

by enactment of a "Law of the Dead Sea" by which it will regain 800 million cubic meters of water per year. This will halt the continued deterioration of its poor situation.

 

The Challenges-

the challenges are a unique combination of logistical, physical, and above all the politics of this harsh and complex region; 

 

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