Swimmer Christian Jongeneel once again plunges into open water with one of the toughest and most dangerous challenges of his career that will take the corner to Hawaii to cross the Molokai Canal for a solidary end: raise funds for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation projects in India This is Jongeneel's twelfth challenge that will travel to Hawaii in September to face one of the most unpredictable crossings in the world. With about 50 kilometers of distance and an estimated duration of 18 hours of swimming, the crossing of the island of O'ahu to Molokai is characterized by the strong sea currents of this area of ??the Pacific and the abundant marine fauna with sharks, whales and
The mayor of Rincon de la Victoria, Francisco Salado (PP), has recognized "the courage and dedication of the swimmer when facing one of the most dangerous crossings in the world with the purpose of continuing with his commitment to solidarity." The councilor also highlighted "the work that Christian has been doing for years in our municipality with the organization of the Brazada Solidarias event, where it shows the most social aspect of sport." Finally, Salado has wished the swimmer luck in this new challenge.
The challenge of the Molokai Canal will serve to support the projects of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation and to install water purification plants in Anantapur schools, which will change the lives of more than 1,500 people living in this region, one of the most deserted in the region. India. In this regard, the Councilor for Sports of the City of Rincón de la Victoria, Antonio José Martín (PP), said that ?in the last solidarity crossing held last Sunday in the municipality, around 6,000 euros were raised, which with their registrations and donations managed to exceed the estimated budget for the project ».
On the other hand, the swimmer and president of the non-profit Association 'Brazada Solidarias', Christian Jongeneel, explained that ?the difficulty of this new challenge lies in not knowing what you are going to find, because on this journey it all depends of the state of the sea ». Christian Jongeneel (Málaga, 1974), promoter of Brazada Solidarias is one of the most prominent long distance swimmers of this discipline in the international arena. Overcome his stage of high-level competition in the pools, Christian now combines his professional life with his sports life, facing extraordinary challenges across seas and oceans around the world.
The last challenge made by Jongeneel consisted of crossing the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria with a swim and without a wetsuit, exceeding a distance of 70 kilometers and 24 hours of swimming. Among other of its challenges are the crossings in Al-Assad (Syria), India Gate, Rio de la Plata (Uruguay), and the double return to the Island of Manhattan (USA), where it became the first European in overcoming the challenge, getting the fastest time (20 hours and a half). Brazada Solidarias is a solidarity organization linked to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation that is dedicated to the organization of sporting events with a paradigm shift: to pay more interest to the social and solidarity
Image of the crossing that the corner swimmer intends to make. / SOUTH