INTERNATIONAL SWIM EVENT
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 “D” day.
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.
to save the Dead Sea from drying out and vanishing
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 are a unique combination of logistical, physical, and above all the politics of this harsh and complex region;