First it was Nuala Moore and Anne Marie Ward who joined Nejib Belhedi on his 1400K Swim Across Tunisia along the entire coastline of Tunisia.

Now it is Stuart Hyde and Thomas Noblett of the Windermere 12-way Warriors who will join in his Swim of Peace that will now be extended to Hyde Park.

There’ll be Great White sharks and jellyfish along the way, but I’m not worried,” said Hyde to the News & Star newspaper about his participation that will be screened live on Tunisian TV.

Nejib penned the following poem called the First Step On Land – Victory At Sea for Peace

Neither the strong currents stop him,
Nor the wide sea immensity downs him,

Nor then the media would be unfair for him,
He continues his swim quietly and patiently,

He loves swimming for peace and it’s a lifestyle with respect to nature as a principle for him,
Speaking by swim to express peace with the peoples is his ultimo goal,
Whenever he thinks, the sea waves dedicate a blue melody for him,

A big bang from the dark depth of the sea blesses him:
When large waves wake up, the breeze pools bend in reverence before him,
And never the tree hiding the forest!

It’s a question of ‘To be or not to be’ for him!
The Open Water Swimming Home is faithful.

They never forgets its free swimmers,
We see his arms thank the waves across each meter he swims.
It’s already a prelude to a new victory for him.

Moreover, with only his google, cap and swimsuit!
He believes with his companions to change the world for the better!

Mahdia is witnesses for the dove flying over her sea of peace!


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