Non-stop swimming along the whole of the 67 kilometres-long Belgian coast. That is what swimmer Jean-Luc Piens hopes to achieve. Weather-permitting, he will begin his challenge around midnight during the night from August 21st to 22nd in the coastal municipality of De Panne, to arrive approximately 24 hours later in Knokke-Heist.
Jean-Luc takes up this callenge in aid of a good cause, the Kinderkankerfonds (fund for children with cancer).
Because such a swimming trip is not without risk, a number of our coast guard partners, the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre, Fleet and the Maritime&River Police, together with IKWV (Coastal Rescue) will be keeping an eye on the swimmer and his escort team to guarantee their safety.
More information on www.ikwv.be