By Damon Mitchell • 21 July 2020 • 18:57
Solidarity challenge: The swimmers have been training for the event.
A GROUP of swimmers will cover the 21 kilometres that separate the Balcón de Europa from the Malaga town of Nerja and the Torre del Mar beach, in the neighbouring municipality of Vélez-Málaga.
The athletes will be taking part in the ’21 kilómetros a nado contra la ELA’ event, a sports challenge whose objective is to raise funds for the association.
The event, organised by this group – made up of friends and family of Miguel Ángel Roldán Marín, an athlete who suffers from ALS – will be held on a date yet to be determined between August 18 and 25 and which will be set according to weather conditions and sea conditions.
In principle, there will be three athletes who will start from Nerja and will swim the entire distance between the Balcón de Europa and the beach located in front of the Larios promenade in Torre del Mar, while others will join the test at different intermediate points, as detailed by the organisation in a statement.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
From the interviewed to the interviewer
As frontman of a rock band Damon used to court the British press, now he lives the quiet life in Spain and seeks to get to the heart of the community, scoring exclusive interviews with ex-pats about their successes and struggles during their new life in the sun.
Originally from Scotland but based on the coast for the last three years, Damon strives to bring the most heartfelt news stories from the spanish costas to the Euro Weekly News.
Share your story with us by emailing email@example.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.