GSA holds maiden regional Open Water Series Championship

The Gambia Swimming Association on Sunday kick started its regional open water series in Barra, North Bank Region.

The regional series championship is aimed at identifying young swimming talents in the regions. More than 25 swimmers of both male and female competed in the junior and senior categories respectively.

Pablo Fernandez becomes the first person in the world to swim from Senegal to Gambia

BY: Omar Jarju

Pablo Fernandez, a Spanish Open Water Swimmer became the first person in the world to swim from Senegal to Gambia in 9h and 56 minutes.

The 26km unprecedented swim was considered impossible by many people until today, due to the strong currents and myths (crocodiles included) surrounding the Gambia River Estuary that separates Barra from Banjul.