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Channel Challenge

Saturday, 05 July 2014

Congratulations to Channel Challenge, the 4 person British relay team who successfully swam from England to France in a time of 14hrs and 43mins (unratified). They set off at 01.32 on the 2nd July, with their pilot Fred Mardle on Masterpiece, landing just past Cap Griz Nez at 16.15. A huge well done to the whole team!

 

Ben Hutt

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Congratulations to Ben Hutt who completed his Channel solo yesterday in a brilliant time of 13hrs 17mins (unratified). He set off at 02.54 landing on the other side of Cap Griz Nez at 16.11. Ben was onboard Lousie Jane Charters with pilot Andy King. Well done to Ben and all onboard!

 

Cae Tolman

Thursday, 03 July 2014

A huge congratulations to 'Cae Tolman' who successfully completed his solo swim in a time of 13hrs 09mins (unratified). He began his swim at 02.10 and landed at 15.19 yesterday at Cap Griz Nez after battling with the turning tide. He was onboard Sea Leopard with pilot Stuart Gleeson.

Well done from all at the CSA!

 

PwSea

Monday, 23 June 2014

Congratulations to PwSea who successfully landed in France just South of Cap Griz Nez at about 10.30pm last night. The 7 person relay completed their swim in a time of 16h 39m (unratified) with their pilot Fred Mardle on Masterpiece. Well done to the whole team!

 

Honu Para Relay Team

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Congratulations to our first ever Paralympic Relay team to successfully cross the English Channel. The 6 person relay landed in Audressells shortly after 7.30pm this evening completing their swim in an amazing time of 14h 56mins (unratified). They are swimming the Channel to create awareness of the everyday challenges a person with a disability faces. For those of you who haven't read the background to the team, here is some information:

The team consists of
Moises Fuentes (Colombia) a 2 time Paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, Canada, 2013
Amber Thomas (Canadian) a 2 time paralympian medallist who lost her sight in 2003
Enrique Guerrero (Mexico), a youth Para-Pan American Games in Columbia 2009. Amputated below the right knee
Guillermo Marro (Argentina), a 3 time paralympic medallist, born with mobility dysfunction
Pedro Rangel Hans (Mexico), 3 time paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, SA 2006. Double leg amputee
Scott Patteson (Canada, 4 time paralympian in 3 different sports. Double leg amputee.

If you like to see their video, donate or just know more about them go to their webpage:

https://www.pursu.it/pursuit/campaign/55

 

Aquanuts

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Congratulations to the 4 person relay team Aquanuts who have just completed their 2 way Channel Relay in an amazing time of 24hr 19mins (unratified). They started their swim at 05.20 on the 20th June from Samphire Hoe with their pilot Stuart Gleeson on board Sea Leopard. They completed their 1 way swim in France at 17.36 and then went on to swim home arriving back at Samphire Hoe at 05.39am this morning (21st June).

The 4 person relay from Bournemouth, UK consisted of Marc Newman, Gary Butcher, Marisa Aqua Nut and Simon Jacob. Huge Congrats to you all on a fantastic swim and a brilliant start to our 2014 swim season. Photo of the team below with their pilot Stuart Gleeson and crew.

 

Deadline

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The swim application deadline is fast approaching! A reminder to send in all your documents ASAP including medicals from all members of your team to avoid any extra fees.

Best of luck and we hope your training is going well.

Swim Applications

Friday, 13 December 2013

We have received Swim Applications for 2014 already!  It is great some of you are being very prompt and organised but please bear in mind - ONLY to post forms back in the year you swim. The problem is that we require medicals to be carried out 'in the year' you actually swim.

Please send all forms in TOGETHER 'in the year' you are swimming to our swim secretary This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Safety Swim Device

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

This Safer Swimmer™ Float also called the Swim Safety Device (SSD) is a lightweight inflatable, dry bag device which ensures a swimmer is highly visible in the water. This brightly coloured aid does not impede swimming and is easily pulled along by the swimmer and can hold your valuables. In the case of an emergency, the Swim Tow Float can be used as a floatation device.

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Safety Swim Device:

This Safer Swimmer Float also called the Swim Safety Device (SSD) is a lightweight inflatable, dry bag device which ensures a swimmer is highly visible in the water. This brightly coloured aid does not impede swimming and is easily pulled along by the swimmer and can hold your valuables. In the case of an emergency, it can be used as a floatation device.

For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- See more at: http://www.channelswimmingassociation.com/shop#sthash.llKM3zNW.dpuf

Safety Swim Device:

This Safer Swimmer Float also called the Swim Safety Device (SSD) is a lightweight inflatable, dry bag device which ensures a swimmer is highly visible in the water. This brightly coloured aid does not impede swimming and is easily pulled along by the swimmer and can hold your valuables. In the case of an emergency, it can be used as a floatation device.

For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- See more at: http://www.channelswimmingassociation.com/shop#sthash.llKM3zNW.dpuf

James Walker

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

On the 25th September, the solo swimmer James Walker successfully crossed the English Channel becoming an official 'Channel Swimmer' in a time of 15hrs and 03mins (subject to verification). His pilot was Reg Brickell and observer Mikee Phillips. Well done to James.....

 

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