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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Swimming When The Seas Are Swollen

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

"That's 35 km swim from Saudi Arabai to the Kingdom of Bahrain, he didn't have to do it in such trying conditions," recalled Chloë McCardel about His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

McCardel certainly knows about grit and guts, having pushed herself around some of the world's seas, oceans and islands. "He could have just say before the swim that look the conditions do not look perfect today and let's do it another day. He would have been within his right. He could have called it He would have been within his rights he could have called it , Paul and I who are quite experienced in the English Channel said it looks pretty dangerous. We are not sure he should keep going. So he had so many opportunities to pull the plug, but he had so much determination. He could have come back another day. He really put himself on the line. He was just going to keep going no matter what the conditions."

The 31.5 km Khalid Bin Hamad Swim Challenge between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is show below:

For more information on the event and His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, visit here.

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