Swam the Channel in 16 hours and 35 minutes
Joint 2,016th fastest time out of 2,369 solo swims (equal with 1 other)
Record: First Tunisian and first North African to swim the Channel.
15 September 1993Country:
England > France
Organisation: Channel Swimming Association
Pilot: Mike Oram
Observer: J Woodward
Escort Boat: Aegean Blue
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Nejib was awarded the Montserrat Treserrias Trophy for becoming the first Tunisian and first North African to swim the Channel. He was also received in Carthage Castle by His Excellency Mr Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the President of the Tunisian Republic.
At the time of the swim, Nejib was a Major in the Tunisian Air Force.