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Red Sea

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Open water swimmers in the Red Sea
Lewis Pugh swimming in the Red Sea Swim
Lewis Pugh swimming amid coral reefs in the Red Sea Swim
Lewis Pugh swimming amid coral reefs in the Red Sea Swim
Lewis Pugh swimming amid coral reefs in the Red Sea Swim
Bab-el-Mandeb, the Gate of Grief or Gate of Tears between Yemen and Djibouti
Seas of the world: Mediterranean Sea (1), Red Sea (2), Black Sea (3), Caribbean Sea (4), Gulf of Mexico (5), Hudson Bay (6), Bering Sea (7), Tasman Sea (8), Coral Sea (9), Bay of Bengal (10), Arabian Sea (11), and North Sea (12)

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). The Red Sea is a Global 200 eco-region. T

The Red Sea is about 2250 km (1398 miles) long and, at its widest point, 355 km (220.6 miles) wide. There are also extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species, and 200 soft and hard corals. It is the world's northernmost tropical sea and is part of the Seven Seas.

Red Sea Swim

  • Between 12-26 October 2022, Lewis Pugh swam 123.42 km on a 16-day stage swim across the Red Sea from Tiran Island in Saudi Arabia to Hurghada in Egypt at the age of 52 to call attention to and effect change in a changing marine environment. The Red Sea Swim took a total of 46 hours 13 minutes 44 seconds over 25 different swim stages in water that averaged 27.3°C, ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Stroke for Egypt

The Red Sea is also site of the multi-race, multi-sport aquatic festival called Stroke for Egypt held annually as well as the opening leg of the LEN Open Water Cup and FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup.

Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason

Lewis Pugh completed one leg of his Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason in the Red Sea in August 2014.

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World's Seas

The world's seas include the Mediterranean Sea (1), Red Sea (2), Black Sea (3), Caribbean Sea (4), Gulf of Mexico (5), Hudson Bay (6), Bering Sea (7), Tasman Sea (8), Coral Sea (9), Bay of Bengal (10), Arabian Sea (11), and North Sea (12).

Sea Defenders's Swim for a Clean Mediterranean

The Red Sea was site of the Sea Defenders' Swim for a Clean Mediterranean, a 6 km swim in the Red Sea, a 6 km swim in the Dead Sea, a 6 km swim in the Sea of Galilee and a 6 km swim in the Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period in May 2018 with Udi Erell, Oded Rahav, Doron Amosi, Luc Chetboun, Ben Enosh, Ori Sela, Avishag Turek, Adina Paur, Yair Palti and Erez Amir.


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