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THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR  SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

   The Association is engaged to carry out all the bureaucratic procedures for the Spanish and Moroccan Maritime Administrations, as well as to arrange, by means of payment of the corresponding expenses, the human and material means legally demanded for the development of the event. At the end of this, The Association will facilitate the necessary documentation that certifies the achievement of the objectives and will proceed to include the swimmer in the official list of those swimmers who have crosses the Gibraltar Strait in its different categories once time we had check that the swimmer has followed the regulations certified by the pilot and organization members on board by means of the "crossing sheet" (with the positions and observations)

   Any information about the Association will be facilitated to those people who wish to have it through a letter to the President of the Association at the address specified at the end of these regulations.

PILOTS AND BOATS:

   The pilots in charge of Gibraltar Strait crossing are well-known to the Association and have well-recognized prestige in the locality. The successful events of the last few years testify to this, and even they become committed to the event during the time that the swimmers stay in the zone, feeling very much a part of the final success. During the crossing, the pilot will not alone take care of the boat control but will check the correct course of the crossing. The direct care of swimmer is the resposibility of the pilot or his crew, cancelling the crossing if he determines that a risk for the swimmer and/or the persons on board exists. The boats should serve, also, as reference to the swimmer to keep an appropriate course by which, the swimmer, must keep a sharp look out to the indications and the boat positions. In fact, if it is observed that the swimmer does not follow these suggestions or that his/her strokes are irregular, we may suppose that he/she is suffering from hypothermia.

   Escorting will be carried out by means of two boats contracted by the Association. One of these will be provided with all technical equipment of location and communications which are demanded by the Spanish Maritime Authorities, as well as a complete first-aid kit and with sufficient space to transport groups of persons, who might follow the crossing at any moment, together with their materials. The other boat will be an inflatable small craft that will be very close to the swimmer everytime, carrying on board the trainer or coach of the swimmer.

   The pilot and the Association are engaged to transact all the documents referring to both the swimmer and the boats. To enable the Association to carry this out efficiently, the swimmer must fill in the attached form, before his/her arrival to Spain. The form will be sent by mail to the Gibraltar Strait Swimming Association to the attached address.

OTHER SPORTING EVENTS ON THE STRAIT:

   The Gibraltar Strait, because of its special characteristics, is a suitable place for other types of events, apart from the swimming competition. In fact, there have already been organized canoe crossings, swimming in groups, diving with bottles and diver fins. The participation and organization of any other form of crossing that the Association may consider viable is open, as long as it counts on the consent of the Spanish Maritime Authorities. With that in mind, the Association is ready to study all the proposals from any organization and/or private person, as long as they are made in advance and with enough information.

ACCOMODATION AND TRAINING:

   The Association has a section that can select for you the best accomodation in according with your preferences, economic and number of people. One the aplication has been done this department will put in contact with the swimmer's responsible to agree the best accomodation (apartment, hotel, country house...)  this should be paid by the swimmer and is extra of the total costs especify on the application page.

   Is advisable to remain near of  TARIFA  town to be close from the training area and the departure point on the day of the cross. Some time (for a mistake) swimmers has selected a Hotel in GIBRALTAR city (belong to U.K.) thinking that this is the best place for a cross of the Strait of Gibraltar, but this is a problem because you must enter in other country and should pass a boundary control.

   However the swimmers can arrange their accomodation by him/herselft in this case must be notified to the Association.

   One the swimmer arrive TARIFA (and before of the select day for the cross) will be convenient to do some trainning sessions to aclimaty in a similar conditions that will find on the Strait. The best place is known as PLAYA CHICA near the Tarifa Island and very confortable for a quite swimming trainning sessions.

   The Association also puts at the disposal of the swimmer who wishes, the possibility of accomplishing one or several previous training sessions before the official crossing. Such training is for a determined number of hours, to simulate a real crossing and must start from Tarifa Island, taking place in Spanish territorial waters. If a swimmer is interested in such training he/she must notify it specifically to the Association and pay the corresponding surcharge on the total expenses.

DOCUMETS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM:  important

The spanish and moroccan authorities (to give authoritation) and the Association (to have information about the swimmer(s)) request a sort of documents that must be sending inmediatly when the application has been accepted and the swimmer confirm their presence to the cross. Any document that is not sent on time or has been mistakenly sent include the posibility that the cross can not be authorized. These documents consists of:

  • A PHOTOCOPY OF PASSPORT IN FORCE.

  • UP-TO-DATE CURRICULUM OF EVENTS TAKEN PART IN.

  • THE APPLICATION FORM PROPERLY FULLFILLED AND SIGNED.

  • A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FROM YOUR DOCTOR OR ANY ORGANIZATION OR CLINIC LEGALY AUTHORIZED, THAT CERTIFY THAT THE SWIMMER IS IN GOOD HEALTH CONDITION TO DO A OPEN WATER SWIMMING CROSS (SIGNED AND STAMP).

Note: If is possible the documents must be sent as attached file to the  e-mail of the Association.

 

 

INTERESTING ADDRESSES:

  • SPANISH MARITIME AUTHORITY

D. Rafael Bonald (Capitán Marítimo)

Tfno and fax.: 956.684086

  • MARITIME RESCUE CENTER OF TARIFA

C/ Monte Camorro s/n

11380 Tarifa

Tfno.: 956-684757/684740. Fax.: 956.680606.

- PILOTS:

D. Antonio Montiel  (mobil.: 690043191)

D. Sebastian Sabariego (mobil:  659296336)

 

-ACCOMMODATION RECOMENDED:

Hostal Alborada, C/ S. Jose, 52. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno. + 34 956.681140)  www.hotelalborada.com

Hotel La Mirada, C/ S. Sebastian, 41. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno.: + 34 956.684427) www.hotel-lamirada.com

Hostal Alameda,  Paseo de la Alameda 4. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno+34  956681181) www.hostalalameda.com

 

 

 


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