Shubham Dhananjay Vanmali (b Dec 20, 1995) of Nerul, Navi Mumbai became the fastest Asian swimmer to cross the Strait of Gibraltar as he completed 16.7 km from Tarifa, Spain to Cires Point, Morocco in 3 hr 16 min on August 14, 2014. Earlier, he also accomplished a few other swimming feats including the English Channel (England - France) crossing in 12 hr 42 min on August 4, 2014 and the 35-km Dharamtar to Gateway of India swim in 8 hr 1 min 17 sec on Jan 21, 2014.