2011 Marks a Significant YearMonday, 03 October 2011
2011 marks a significant year for some of our Channel swimmers. These include the Centenary of Tom Burgess' swim in 1911; 50th anniversary of Antonio Abertondo's first 2-way crossing of the Channel in 1961 in 43 hours and the 50th anniversary of Rosemary George's first crossing in 1961.
Doug Wright who swam the Channel has written to us saying....'not to be melodramatic but my swim experience touched me deeply. I won't be back for awhile but i will return someday. The Channel has that effect on swimmers'.