STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR SWIMMING
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
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:
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
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
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).
is possible the documents must be sent as attached file to the
e-mail of the Association.
D. Antonio Montiel
Hostal Alborada, C/ S. Jose,
52. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno. + 34 956.681140)
Hotel La Mirada, C/ S. Sebastian,
41. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno.: + 34 956.684427)
Hostal Alameda, Paseo de la Alameda
4. 11380 Tarifa (Tfno+34 956681181)
Ntra Sra de la Luz 19, 11380 TARIFA (CÁDIZ)
TFNO- FAX. 956-680741 movil
00 34 637466732