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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The swim across the Strait of Gibraltar

published on 10 12 2013

The reporter Pere Renom tries to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar to make a report. Faced with the currents, waves, wind, fog and tides, and avoid about 90 large merchant that circulate daily through the strait. He should cover a distance of about 15 km. Throughout history, less than 800 swimmers have achieved this feat, a number five times less than the alpinists who have climbed Everest. From the sporting challenge, the report also explains the particular oceanographic, meteorological and navigational conditions of the Strait of Gibraltar. Speakers Rafael Gutierrez, president of the Gibraltar Strait Swimming Association (ACNEG), Antonio Montiel, patron of ACNEG, Adolfo Serrano, of the Society of Maritime Safety of Tarifa, and Jonathan Gomez, swim coach.