Event Details

Start
10:09 , Sep 29 , 2019
End
16:09 , Sep 29 , 2019
Cost
N/A
Discipline
Open Water

Location

Venue
Goree Island
Address
Goree Island
Phone
0114042480
URL
https://www.pri.org/stories/2010-11-10/senegals-dakar-goree-swimming-race

Event Description

The swim is in tribute to slavery victims who were taken to the islands , and the island was operated as a slave port. In defiance and for their freeedom , often these slaves attempted to swim away while still chained up.

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