Egyptian Swimmer Mohamed Al-Husseini, with down syndrome, is set to cross the English channel, from the South of England to the North of France, in August.
The 18-year-old swimmer spends more than 10 hours a day training in the open waters in Egypt’s Red Sea city of Hurghada, with the full support of his family. Al-Husseini also wishes to meet President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi before he embarks on his journey.
The English Swimming Association has set the period from 24 August to 4 September for Al-Husseini to cross the English channel.
Al-Husseini will be the first Egyptian swimmer with down syndrome to cross the English channel. He aspires to inspire many youths by crossing the English channel.
Al-Husseini is training under the supervision of coaches from the Stroke for Egypt Academy (SFEA), a swimming association. He says he is positive that he will finish the 36-kilometer marathon from the South of England to the …
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