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Swimmer undertakes record-breaking feat in Dubai waters

Egyptian swim teacher hopes to set world records.

Egyptian swim teacher hopes to set world records.

Challenging the Norm: Swimming in Handcuffs and Leg Irons

Egyptian swimming instructor Shebab Allam made waves in Dubai by accomplishing a remarkable 10.7km swim while restrained with handcuffs and leg irons. Taking on this daring challenge at Dubai Islands Beach in Deira, Allam aspires to secure a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records.

Pioneering Unprecedented Feats

Allam, no stranger to extraordinary aquatic endeavors, aims to cement his place in history as the first individual to cover such a distance while handcuffed at both hands and legs. His previous accomplishments in open water swimming, including a 25km journey from Dubai Creek to the Dubai Canal in 2020, serve as a testament to his determination.

Aiming for a Guinness World Record

Awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records, Allam anticipates formal recognition for his unprecedented achievement. 

His latest feat presented unique challenges, adhering to strict guidelines such as maintaining a minimal distance between his cuffed hands and refraining from touching the assisting boat, aligning with Guinness World Record standards.

Navigating Challenges with Determination

Reflecting on his extraordinary swim, Allam highlighted the stringent rules he followed, including limited breaks every three kilometers to alleviate strain and adhering to specific handcuff measurements. 

Despite facing constraints, he showcased his versatility by transitioning between swimming styles, showcasing his prowess in breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, and the dolphin kick during previous challenges.

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