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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee 1400K Swim Across Tunisia (Tunisia) – Swimmer of Peace and Bridge Builder

Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi is swimming along the entire coast of Tunisia – 1,400 kilometers – day by day, week by week, month by month.  His dream of building bridges not only across his country, but also across a region of the world currently in political upheaval, is lofty and inspirational.  

Initially his 1400K stage swim was a solo effort, but Nejib has developed friends and supporters along the way. 

With growing media support, swimmers from all over the Middle East are now interested in carrying on his vision on, for a more peaceful and promising future.  The organizer of the Dialog Across The Seas and an English Channel swimmer, Nejib is moving full steam ahead, swimming from the west to the east. 

Through the force of his humble yet forceful personality, his vision of peace is growing larger and inspiring more and more swimmers and non-swimmers alike.  For his difficult stage swim, its complicated logistics and his ambitious open water swimming plans across borders in the midst of turmoil, Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi’s Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

For more information on Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi, visit here.


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  1. Nejib Belhedi is an exceptional case of champion in Tunisia (and probably beyond). He's all humanism without borders to which the sea has been both craddle and space. He really deserves... 1400 medals and acknowledgements for his ever vibrating aspiration for the better, for a better world where its peoples are full-bridged.
    Ameur Jeridi, president of the Citizenship Movement (political party), Tunisia.

  2. I met this man during a coffee break and he told me that he always want to make his presence useful and then told me about his noble challenge! and the coffee break became really useful! i met a man that impressed me by his performance and on the same time by his modesty and his noble-mindedness! Go ahead Nejib... Bravo!

  3. Nothing is impossible for Tunisians, all my respect

  4. 1400K Swim Across Tunisia, this is phenomenal! Nejib Belhedi is a great champion.

  5. All my respect Nejib Great Person Great cause i wish him all the best R E S P E C T

  6. Dear Mr. Nejib BELHEDI,

    I feel proud, as a Tunisian Citizen, after the Kick Off of the Arab Spring launched by our country, to see you leading the swim for peace initiative.

    In another hand, as an environmental actor in Tunisia, especially in Water Treatment and Remediation, I see in your activity a promotional fact for preserving our beaches.

    In this way, I will always support you, and I have already started by :
    - Promoting your vote in facebook, Twitter and linkedIn
    - Sending more than 1000 E-mails to make my Tunisian and International friends to vote you.

    I hope you all success as well as for our country.


    Mohamed Malek BEN SLIMA
    Investing in Ecology is Investing in Democracy

  7. it sreally a great opportunity to show the world what tunisians are able to reach

  8. cher najib
    un exploit que de faire 1400 K ms à la nage bravo Me behadi vous avez relever un défit et vous avez réussi là ou beaucoup ont échouer les TUNISIENS et TUNISIENNES sont fier de vous ,vive la TUNISIE et bon courage

  9. This is not only your dream Mr. Najib. This is the dream of every single Tunisian. Keep rocking.

  10. May God help you!! :)) BRAVOOO Mr Nejib! :)) Vive la Tunisie!! :))

  11. Tunisian people is a leader in every thing starting from land's to the sea VIVA TUNISIA

  12. Bravo Mr Nejib! :)) Vive la Tunisie

  13. en avant ! bravo Négib


  14. Bravo Mr Nejib! :)) Vive la Tunisie

  15. This is the dream of every single Tunisian
    Nothing is impossible for Tunisians,
    Vive la Tunisie

  16. Nejib I voted for you because you especially as all Tunisia are for peace and prosperity for all without exclusion...

  17. Good luck dear Mr Nejib I voted for you,you are wonderful,viva tunisia for peace and love
    Happy new year 2012 for all...

  18. Bon courage et bonne chance Mr nejib,enfin vive le sport et la douce Tunisie

  19. Congratulations, great Nejib.


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