Bravo Melguizo Javier, Strait of Bonifacio swimmer

Born: 21 September 1975
Gender: Man
Country: Spain
Crossing Year: 2022, 2023
Time 2022: 6 h 02 min 40 sec
Time 2023: 4 h 10 min 35 sec
Neoprene swimsuit: NO (2022) YES (2023)

I am Spanish living in Madrid. Swimming in open waters gives me a unique feeling of freedom and extreme nature. I have completed the crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar and twice the Bonifacio Strait. I love to eat and drink good wine, so since fat is not a hindrance to buoyancy and it also helps me maintain my body temperature when the water is chilly, swimming in open waters is a sport that allows me to indulge in the wonderful Spanish cuisine.
Additionally, I have discovered that my teenage children have started to respect me a lot since I take on these challenges. For those of you who are thinking that this could be your sport, I also want to say that you need to train at least 3-4 days a week, and around 15-18 km per week to complete these challenges. It’s not all about eating! Plus, you always have fantastic stories to tell your friends and family.

(Javier Bravo Melgiozo, June 2023)

Strait of Bonifacio, Swim Crossing Track of Bravo Melguizo Javier
Swim Crossing Track of Strait of Bonifacio by Bravo Melguizo Javier