Strait of Gibraltar

The Strait of Gibraltar is the body of water separating Europe (Peninsular Spain and Gibraltar) from Africa (Morocco and Ceuta), and connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The narrowest part of the strait is 14.4 km (9 miles) across, though actual and effective swim distances vary due to cross-currents.

Strait of Gibraltar swims are organized and sanctioned by the Asociación Cruce a Nado del Estrecho de Gibraltar (ACNEG), based in Tarifa, Spain. The strait was first swum by Mercedes Gleitze in 1928, and is one of the Oceans Seven channel swims.