Dead Sea Swim
- Number of champion(s): 10
- Cause: Madswimmer.com
On 15 November 2016, the team will complete part two of this challenge – as they aim to take part in a World record breaking swim across the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel.
The Madswimmer team will travel from Jerusalem on the world’s lowest road, Highway 90, at 393 m (1,289 ft) below sea level and will then swim the lowest swim in the world – more than 500m below sea level.
The swim, which stretches over 16km between the widest points of the Dead Sea, will start in Jordan and end in Israel. With water at a temperature of around 22degrees in November – and a salt content 10 times that of the normal ocean – the team are in for what could be a fairly uncomfortable swim! The viscosity of the water due to the mineral content will also create a much more difficult passage.
Madswimmer is joining forces with an international group, as well as an Israeli swim team. The international team is swimming for the benefit and awareness of the Dead Sea itself and will incorporate swimmers from Jordan and Israel. Madswimmer will also make this awareness known, however their charity will remain 100% the sponsorship of underprivileged children in South Africa.