SwiminGreece in France with Marc Le Roux !
On Saturday, June 11th 2016 the 14th Courreaux Challenge took place, organized by the Rotary Club at Lorient, Brittany in France. The challenge was aiming to support people with autism and for this good cause 130 swimmers took the start to make the crossing from Groix to Plœmeur, accompanied by 130 kayakers.
Sea conditions were very difficult: the choppy sea, the current amplified by the tide and the wind made the challenge too hard not only for the swimmers but also for the kayakers escorting them. While the first swimmers were expected around 11: 30 on the beach of Perello, Plœmeur, it was not until one hour later that the first two crossed the finish line.
In total, due to the hard sea conditions, out of the 130 participants 67 had to abandon before reaching Plœmeur.
SwiminGreece is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event and to have contributed to the cause of supporting associations of autistic people. Our representative of SwiminGreece in France, Marc Le Roux, was among the ones who made it to the finishing line, with the help of his escorting kayaker, Bertrand.
Bravo Marc & Bertrand! We thank both of you for your courage and strength. Thanks Catherine for your nice photos and for all your effort and support !!
See you all there next year!