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Susan Taylor

Monday, 15 July 2013

susan taylor"A friend and fellow swimmer"

It is with deepest regret and sadness that the Channel Swimming Association confirm that swimmer Susan Taylor died in her attempt to cross the English Channel on the 14th July. Susan was 1 mile from France. She was known and loved by so many including those at the CSA of whom many knew her personally. Susan was raising money for Rainbows for her Channel solo swim and trained so hard.

We extend our sympathy and thoughts to her family and friends at this very sad time. We have been asked by the family not to comment further. We will respect their wishes.

Such a tragic loss under valiant circumstances. If you wish to continue to support Susan's chosen charities please click here.

 

Team Braveheart

Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Team Braveheart were almost successful. In an amazing time of 10 hrs and 30 mins (subject to verification) they got stuck in the ebb tide and were unable to get through to reach France. Their pilot was Andy King. Good effort Team Braveheart....

 

Scottish Swimming East District (Senior)

Tuesday, 09 July 2013

A second Scottish relay has also crossed this week. This time the seniors of the Scottish Swimming East District. With their pilot Andy King they completed their swim in a time of 12 hrs and 25 mins (subject to verification). Congratulations to you all!

 

Scottish Swimming East District (Junior)

Tuesday, 09 July 2013

We have another successful relay this week - the Scottish Swimming East District Juniors. Their swim was with our pilot Andy King and they crossed in an amazing time of 9hrs and 41 mins (subject to verification). Well done to the whole team - you all swam very well!

 

Jason Connor

Saturday, 06 July 2013

The pilot Fred Mardle took out an Aus/Brit this week on a solo Channel siwm. We are pleased to report that Jason Connor became a 'Channel Swimmer' in a time of 11 hrs 30 mins. Well done Jason from all at the CSA....

 

West Lothian Channel Swim Team

Saturday, 06 July 2013

Another British relay team completed their Channel swim. The West Lothian Channel Swim Team completed in a time of 12 hrs and 34 mins. Their pilot was Fred Mardle. Great team work West Lothian. Great swim!

Danielle Wahl

Saturday, 06 July 2013

A huge congratulations goes to Danielle Wahl from the USA who became a Channel Swimmer this week. She swam in a brilliant time of 9hrs 49 mins with her pilot Stuart Gleeson. Well done Danielle!

Scarborough Kingfishers

Saturday, 06 July 2013

Congratulations to the British team Scarborough Kingfishers who have successfully completed the English Channel in a time of 10 hrs and 34 mins. They swam with their pilot Eric Hartley and did extremely well as a team. All at the CSA hope that you are all recovering and enjoying your success.......

1st Swimmer to cross English Channel

Wednesday, 03 July 2013

Congratulations to Dan Earthquake, our first Channel Swimmer of 2013. He arrived in France at midnight last night after 21 hours and 24 minutes (unofficial time) of an incredibly tough swim. Well done to you Dan - well deserved!

CSA Board set a new record in Windermere!

Monday, 01 July 2013

On Saturday June 29th, our swim secretary Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE, webmistress Dr Susan Ractliffe, Peter May (director) and a soon to be 'Channel' swimmer Susan Taylor began a medley relay swim  of Windermere. It was not just a single length but a two way swim of 21 miles. Never before had a medley been attempted on England's largest lake, Windermere.

They started off on backstroke with Dr Susan Ractliffe, followed by Peter May doing breaststroke, then Julie on her  'favourite' stroke butterfly and Susan Taylor completed the rotation with frontcrawl. The air temperature was a maximum 11 degrees throughtout the swim and water temperature averaged a 'warm' 13 degrees throughtout!

The relay successfully completed the 21 miles in a time of 11hr and 53 mins. Well done to the team!!

To read more click on the link below:

http://www.h2openmagazine.com/open-water-swimming-news/new-windermere-record.html

They were escorted on their swim by crew Chris Green and Beverley Thomas, both of themselves great swimmers having completed may long distance swims such as Windermere, Coniston, Manhattan Island and many more.

For more photos and videos please visit Julie's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/julie.bradshawmbe and on Twitter https://twitter.com/getset4success

and never miss out on anything so join her on social media

For Julie this added to string of swimming records accumulated over the years her most recent one being her  Butterfly Manhattan swim in 2011 (28.5 miles)which she completed in 9 hours and 28 minutes. Prior to this Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE had broken the World Record from swimming the English Channel by over nine hours, her time being 14 hours 18 minutes in 2002. Julie has raised much needed funds for charities over the years, and in this decade it has been Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

The Windermere Medley relay is a warm up for Julie’s next Butterfly World Record attempt, on the River Humber in August 2013 – weather permitting. To sponsor Julie please go to the homepage on her website and click on Humber Swim www.getset4success.co.uk

- See more at: http://getset4success.co.uk/another-record-for-julie-and-her-medley-relay-team-on-two-wa.html#sthash.cWrTTDif.dpuf

On Saturday June 29th Dr. Julie Bradshaw and her other intrepid swimmers began a Medley relay swim of Windermere. It was not just a single length but a Two Way swim of 21 miles. Never before had a Medley been attempted on England’s largest lake, Windermere.

The total distance covered was 21 miles and each swimmer swam for an hour each in rotation until completion of the swim. Julie nicknamed ‘Madfish’ because of all her extraordinary swimming feats since 1978, swam all the butterfly ‘legs’. A leg by the way is an hour each of the swimmer’s respective stroke.

They started off on backstroke with Dr. Susan Ractliffe, followed by Pete May doing breaststroke then Julie on her ‘favourite’ stroke butterfly and Susan Taylor completed the ‘rotation with frontcrawl. The air temperature was maximum 11 degrees throughout the swim and water temperature averaged a ‘warm’ 13 degrees throughout!

They were escorted on their swim by crew Chris Green and Beverley Thomas, both of themselves great swimmers having completed may long distance swims such as Windermere, Coniston, Manhattan Island and many more.

For more photos and videos please visit Julie's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/julie.bradshawmbe and on Twitter https://twitter.com/getset4success

and never miss out on anything so join her on social media

For Julie this added to string of swimming records accumulated over the years her most recent one being her  Butterfly Manhattan swim in 2011 (28.5 miles)which she completed in 9 hours and 28 minutes. Prior to this Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE had broken the World Record from swimming the English Channel by over nine hours, her time being 14 hours 18 minutes in 2002. Julie has raised much needed funds for charities over the years, and in this decade it has been Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

The Windermere Medley relay is a warm up for Julie’s next Butterfly World Record attempt, on the River Humber in August 2013 – weather permitting. To sponsor Julie please go to the homepage on her website and click on Humber Swim www.getset4success.co.uk

- See more at: http://getset4success.co.uk/another-record-for-julie-and-her-medley-relay-team-on-two-wa.html#sthash.cWrTTDif.dpuf

On Saturday June 29th Dr. Julie Bradshaw and her other intrepid swimmers began a Medley relay swim of Windermere. It was not just a single length but a Two Way swim of 21 miles. Never before had a Medley been attempted on England’s largest lake, Windermere.

The total distance covered was 21 miles and each swimmer swam for an hour each in rotation until completion of the swim. Julie nicknamed ‘Madfish’ because of all her extraordinary swimming feats since 1978, swam all the butterfly ‘legs’. A leg by the way is an hour each of the swimmer’s respective stroke.

They started off on backstroke with Dr. Susan Ractliffe, followed by Pete May doing breaststroke then Julie on her ‘favourite’ stroke butterfly and Susan Taylor completed the ‘rotation with frontcrawl. The air temperature was maximum 11 degrees throughout the swim and water temperature averaged a ‘warm’ 13 degrees throughout!

They were escorted on their swim by crew Chris Green and Beverley Thomas, both of themselves great swimmers having completed may long distance swims such as Windermere, Coniston, Manhattan Island and many more.

For more photos and videos please visit Julie's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/julie.bradshawmbe and on Twitter https://twitter.com/getset4success

and never miss out on anything so join her on social media

For Julie this added to string of swimming records accumulated over the years her most recent one being her  Butterfly Manhattan swim in 2011 (28.5 miles)which she completed in 9 hours and 28 minutes. Prior to this Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE had broken the World Record from swimming the English Channel by over nine hours, her time being 14 hours 18 minutes in 2002. Julie has raised much needed funds for charities over the years, and in this decade it has been Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

The Windermere Medley relay is a warm up for Julie’s next Butterfly World Record attempt, on the River Humber in August 2013 – weather permitting. To sponsor Julie please go to the homepage on her website and click on Humber Swim www.getset4success.co.uk

- See more at: http://getset4success.co.uk/another-record-for-julie-and-her-medley-relay-team-on-two-wa.html#sthash.cWrTTDif.dpuf
 

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