News

Egyptian Swimmer With Down Syndrome Getting Ready to Cross the English Channel

Egyptian Swimmer With Down Syndrome Getting Ready to Cross the English Channel

Mohamed Al-Husseini. Source/ BMW Egypt on Facebook

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 North of France in 15 hours nonstop.

The training program that Al-Husseini follows includes physical and psychological training, including the hardships that the swimmer may have to deal with like water currents and the low temperature at night, his trainer told the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The American University in the Emirates (AUE) is helping Al-Husseini reach his goal. The president and CEO of AUE Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq said that he believes about 13 people with special needs have crossed the English channel. However, he believes that what Al-Husseini is attempting to accomplish deserves appreciation and a Guinness record, according to Gulf News.

ِAs he resides in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Husseini said that upon his arrival, he will raise both the Egyptian and Emirati flags.

Egypt Receives Second Out of Four Submarines from Germany
The Solution is Egyptian: Social Enterprises Hackathon Wants You To Be Creative

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments to Extend Presidential Term Limits

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 14, 2019

Egypt Plans to Create a Railway System Connecting Ain El Sokhna with New Alamein City

Nour EltiganiFebruary 14, 2019

Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 13, 2019

Egyptian Vlogger Shady Abu Zeid Will Remain in Jail After Granted a Release

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 12, 2019

Egypt Launches ‘Egypt and Africa’ Website to Communicate with African Countries

Mirna AbdulaalFebruary 11, 2019

Egypt Chairs African Union, First in 17 Years

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 11, 2019

Ain Shams University’s Art Faculty Creates a Facility to Help Students with Special Needs

Nour EltiganiFebruary 10, 2019

All You Need to Know About Aswan’s International Women Film Festival

Mirna AbdulaalFebruary 10, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.