We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Wed 22 Apr 2015 03:27 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

First woman completes swim around Dubai's Palm

South African teacher raises funds for charity after 14.5km swim around Dubai landmark

First woman completes swim around Dubai's Palm
(Photo taken from Facebook page)

A South African woman has become the first female to swim around the Palm Jumeirah.

Kieran Ballard-Tremeer completed the 14.5km-distance swim around the iconic landmark in a time of four hours and 28 minutes, swimming inside the breakwater of Palm Jumeirah.

The 38-year-old teacher trained for three months in order to get ready for the challenge, which she used to raise funds for Emirates Red Crescent.

She told Gulf News that she used to dread heading out to sea, but has become more comfortable since moving to Dubai.

“I came from a background where I don’t even put my foot in the water because we have great white sharks in South Africa,” Treemer told Gulf News. “Slowly, over the last four years it’s become easy for me to swim here,” she added.

British athlete Jamie Atherton first completed the swim around the perimeter of Palm Jumeirah in 2009.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
selwin ilangovan 5 years ago

Very nice to know..
Very good.. our sincere appreciation and Congratulations to her.. Regards.. and God bless..