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Nasef Ahmed

Monday, 21 July 2014

A huge congratulations to Nasef Ahmed from Egypt who completed his solo swim yesterday. He had an amazing swim beginning at 03.57 and swam for 18hrs and 48mins (unratified) before landing near Wissant at 22.50. What made it even more amazing is that he is a double leg amputated above his knee and the other below! Amazing swim. His pilot was Fred Mardle on board Masterpiece. Well done to Nasef and the whole crew......


Sean Duffy

Monday, 21 July 2014

The British swimmer Sean Duffy completed his solo swim yesterday in a brilliant time of 12hrs 36mins (unratified). Sean wore a wetsuit due to medical reasons and despite feeling the cold he managed to soldier on. He began at 04.42 on the shores of Samphire Hoe landing on the sands near Wissant at 17.18. Congratulations to Sean from all at the CSA! His pilot was Kevin Sherman escorted by Connemara......well done to all the crew....


Marisa Schubert

Monday, 21 July 2014

Congratulations to Marisa Schubert who successfully completed her solo swim yesterday (20th July) in a time of 14hrs 40mins (unratified). She was escorted by her pilot Peter Reed on Rowena setting off at 4.25am and landing in Wissant at 19.05. Well done Marisa and all the crew.......


Michael Teys

Saturday, 12 July 2014

On the 8th July, Michael Teys from Australia completed his solo swim in a time of 11hrs 22mins. He set off at 06.10 with pilot Peter Reed on board Rowena FE75 and landed in France at 17.32hrs. Well done Michael on a fantastic swim......


Darlington three Muppets

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Congratulations to Darlington three Muppets who successfully swam from England to France in a time of 11hrs and 37mins. They were on board Masterpiece Charters with pilot Fred Mardle. Well done to the whole team and crew!


Cambridge Uni Swimming & Waterpolo Team

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Cambridge University Swimming and Waterpolo team swam today as part of the varsity match against Oxford. They both set off at 01.43 and landed within 5 minutes of each other in France.  Cambridge University Swimming and Waterpolo team landed a few minutes ahead at 10.43 making them the winners. Their total swim time was 9hrs and they swam with pilot Reg Brickell on Viking Princess. Congratulations to all the swimmers and crew on a fine race!

Brighton SC

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Congratulations to Brighton SC who completed their relay swim yesterday in a time of 11hrs 21mins (unratified). Well done to the whole team and Andy King their pilot and crew on board Louise Jane Charters.

Sami Robertson

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Congratulations to Sami Robertson who landed in France a short while ago. He landed at the restaurant slipway next to cap griz nez completing his swim in 11hrs 44 mins (unratified). He is on board Sea Leopard with pilot Stuart Gleeson. Well done Sami!

GOSH BG Swim Hero's

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Congratulations to GOSH BG Swim Hero's relay who landed in France yesterday completing their swim in a time of 12hrs and 30mins (unratified). Well done to the whole team.....

Matt Townsend

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Matt Townsend completed his solo swim yesterday in a time of 13hrs and 46mins (unratified). He began at 06.35 on board Louise Jane Charters with pilot Andy King and landed at 20.22. Well done to Matt!


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