But we're not flying. I have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity. Congratulations to those who have already made it to France! It really is love/hate. … This morning I was reflecting how grateful I am that I can come to the pool at an absurdly early hour (by most people's standards) and find myself among all of you who understand the power of swimming to keep one balanced, mentally and physically. The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims. I think it is interesting that we are swimming statue land miles as opposed to nautical sea miles ? Thx TOCH for setting this up!!!! Woot! Validate this device by confirming your e-mail address: Forgot your passcode? The training can be daunting, but there are people to guide and inspire you Discover more, Swimming to France makes you part of a worldwide fraternity, forging lifelong friendships along the way Find out more, Andrew Hill-Smith relives his 2017 Channel relay experience Read more, Article about one of the CS&PF 2019 season award winners by Irene van Wijk Read more, Luiz swam the Channel on the 23rd July 2016 in 15 hours 54 minutes Read more, 2020 swim season Please attribute your mileage to the appropriate day -- don't combine mileage from multiple days. Set your sights on the 21 mile distance or just start swimming and see how far you can go! Ha ha. This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity below. @wellesley1988 - Ooh! I am therefore asking you to help me, help them by sponsoring my swim The English Channel Virtual Fitness Challenge takes you 21 miles (34 km) across the width of the English Channel between England and France. Put it 25 meters and it shows 0 miles. Then log activity and see yourself move on our map and leaderboards. Finley YMCA, Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC, USA, - Homestead Park, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. All information is subject to change. Can't wait to arrive in France! Were you at Homestead or elsewhere? After a seaman had floated across the Channel on a bundle of straw, Matthew Webb made the crossing without the aid of artificial buoyancy. Come on swimmers. As this challenge draws to a close, I must ask: did you go to Wellesley? Let's do it again soon! 4 Person Relay 22 July 2019 12:29 They Lied And Told Me This Was A Fun, Warm Swim To donate to his effort, click here . I'm not going burn any more calories with any other stroke and certainly won't burn much if I drown! It had its flaws anyway and counting has become a sick obsessive pleasure. see donations list. And, great that you have someone to push you! Unfortunately, I'm such a lame introvert that I a. wouldn't want to leave my house when the time came, b. would also have to change out of my pjs, and c. could never actually talk to new people in real life. You know I'll probably do it. I can't believe I did this and that I've almost completed this challenge, or how much faster & stronger I've gotten. Swim the distance of the English Channel for charity and raise money for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. It’s the best therapy out there! We must have overLAPped (see what I did there?) Get yourself moving and swim your way to a healthier you in 2019! 10 laps today that is 1/4 of a mile. Oakton High School graduate Brent Willess, now age 31, successfully swam the English Channel in recent months. To date we have 107 swimming in the Challenge! 4 Person Relay UK 26 July 2019 12:27 Red Top Hustlers 64. Y'all, this has been so much fun! I don’t miss my watch at all. Brianna Thompson, 17, swims continuously for 22 hours battling jellyfish stings and severe leg cramps to swim the English Channel twice in one day. All rights reserved. ;), Probably my last swim of this challenge-- it's been a blast!! A woman who was treated for breast cancer a year ago has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non ... September 17, 2019. - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, This was fun! Swim anywhere you want. What am i doung wrong. Just kidding !!! Swim details, Good luck to Philip Brice who started at 23:35 last night from Abbots Cliff escorted by Neil Streeter on Suva. - REX Wellness Center of Cary, Southwest Cary Parkway, Cary, NC, USA, I just finished my first racery. - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, WINE AND CHEESE PLEASE I AM IN FRANCE (still not quite believing I accomplished this. Relays: 32 Swimmers are required to hire a boat and captain in addition to bringing their own crew. I haven’t done a 2 mile swim in months...got to get across the channel. I went to Smith. Sign up on your own or in a team and take on the 22 miles in your own time! Truly inspiring! I sure hope we can do this again! Each time you complete a distance-based exercise activity such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc you advance along the map of the English Channel. Our facial recognition software is locating the specified humanoid in the pack. The swimming challenge is achievable for all ages and fitness levels, whether you're taking part as a family, on your own, or in swimming lessons! Lea lost 20 pounds climbing Mount Everest, so he needed to gain weight fast to prepare to swim the English Channel. Absolutely true (except that I skip Fridays). I did 2 miles today and really NEVER could have imagined swimming so far, but after 60 laps this morning, there was no way I was not going to make it! Taking a holiday weekend break. “The English Channel is pretty much the Mount Everest of open ocean swimming – it’s the big one you want to tick off your bucket list.” In preparation for the swim – which will happen anywhere between 20-28 September – Ms Richardson has spent the past two years averaging between one to three hours of swimming a day. September 17, 2019 / 7:14 PM / CBS News ... Thomas completed her record-breaking swim across the English Channel to raise awareness for breast cancer. The 7 day weather forecast summary for English Channel Western, United Kingdom, Coastal Areas: Taking a look at the forecast over the coming week and the average daytime maximum will be around 9°C, with a high of 13°C expected on Wednesday morning. Solos: 37 Congratulations on making it to "France" Glad we did not have to send a boat out for you, I can’t swim tomorrow, so au revoir, mes amis! I’ve done zero exercise all weekend. Mmmmmm...beer. - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. We should organize a post-Channel swimmer's meet and greet that involves beer! Better than 100s on the time clock! One moderate, three as fast as I can with 20 seconds rest, one float (where I hope that a lifeguard doesn't jump in and rescue me). It’s so fun to swim with you all. On Sunday morning, Sarah Thomas plunged into the water at Dover, setting out to swim across the English Channel. Patience human! Go Team! Can you chlorinate the lake? "We smoked it!” said Christie Ciraulo, 65, of Los Angeles, to the online publication NextTribe.. Ciraulo and five other members of a team they have dubbed the Mighty Mermaids are the first to complete a relay swim across the English Channel with all … This has been a lot of fun. I only swim freestyle. I just try not to panic and drown. Please only backdate mileage for a race up to two weeks in the past. It's been a pleasure swimming with you! From England to France. Qualifying Six and Two Hour Swims for the English Channel. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most comprehensive governing body for English Channel swimming. Every 1 length = 25. if you did 20 lengths, you would enter 500 (20 x 25) and then choose yards or meters. I’m glad you are back in the wonderful world of the pace clock. It has been a long week. This is going to be the spring that I get to that elusive time I can never quite hit. In October 2019 I will be attempting a solo swim crossing of the English Channel - Dover … It is the busiest shipping area in the world.. These photos were If you are planning to cross again, the second leaderboard can be found beneath the first one. Mr Malik is due to swim across the English Channel this week and has raised more than $18,000 for CanTeen so far. Suzanne is raising money for SwimTayka. I honestly didn't think I'd make it across in 6 weeks, much less almostish back. Oh gosh I thought Homestead was a meter pool!! Oh, hey timed 100s. We're swimming. Keep up the good work! Six American women, all over 60. Swim. I almost forgot how much I hate you. Get yourself moving and swim your way to a healthier you in 2019! Miles submitted after the race ends will not count toward race leaderboards. And then again. It is a great feeling though! We rely on the honor system... you don't have to use a device to prove your miles -- a good map suffices. This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity, Just a couple more days! I don't race. He turned to carb- and fat-heavy foods, like this plate of fish and chips. I add up the times of the three fast and record it in my head for the next week when I try to chase down my personal record. Craig’s window to attempt the swim is Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. September 17, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. UTC. 2 Person Relay UK 25 June 2019 12:27 North Norfolk Crawlers Sister Act 62. Better idea - shots after each time 100! Set your sights on the 21 mile distance or just start swimming and see how far you can go! DAMA - one more swim and I’ll be on the shore! Get started. 1 more mile. I’m gonna do it! You rock. ), - Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club, Erwin Road, Durham, NC, USA, Celebrating the end of the race by going to dinner at Provence in Carrboro. Click the link in that e-mail to validate this device! Photo by Jon Washer AP. thanks to all y'all whose logs & speed inspired me to go farther faster! Cancer survivor becomes first person to swim English Channel four times non-stop By Matthew Robinson , CNN Updated 9:11 AM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019 Not along it as Lewis Pugh did earlier this year. Update following change to UK quarantine rules for France, Luiz Pradines de Menezes Junior swims the Channel. Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation © 2021. When… https://t.co/PPirfwfrSH, Plot your swim track on the official Admiralty chart, "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb. Swim the English Channel. A mere 21 miles or 34 km - at least as the Crow[hurst] flies. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest to 34 km … *Only groups with more than 1 member will show up on the 'All groups' leaderboard. Take the English Channel Swim Challenge: swim 22 miles in 12 weeks. One giant goal — conquered. Search all swim results for English Channel swims ratified by the Channel Swimming … 1 talking about this. gift aid *Total estimated after donations converted into GBP (£) DONATIONS 95. I'll just hope for a cold spring so I can wear my wetsuit! The English Channel, also called simply the Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Southern England from northern France and links to the southern part of the North Sea by the Strait of Dover at its northeastern end. Think about it : we have to swim more statute miles then nautical miles. TARGET £1,800. Only swimming miles please! (NOTE: miles on a racer's personal log are for all races they are in, over all sports). His time was the fastest by an American in 2019. My watch informed me midway through that the battery was dying and it was deleting my history. Many of you are almost there. In relay teams of six your job will be to train hard and fundraise, we’ll take care of everything else. Seems appropriate. Once you have swum the Channel, your life will never be the same again How to get started, As Captain Webb said "Nothing great is easy". She dedicated her swim to other survivors. Back to unfiltered. And shower like 6 times when I get home. I do a tiny little set of 5 pretty much every week. Went to log it in was only given a choice of meters or yards. Don't want to have to send a boat out for you :-). Well done! You're ALL awesome :-). 62. But still very true. Catch a Google street view of your virtual locale, then cheer your real fellow racers! That said, after tomorrow's swim, I'm looking forward to a few days off... longest swim EVER...cheers cheers time for beers beers. Absolutely! The challenge will come at the end of August — a 21-mile swim from England to France across the English Channel. First attempts. gee. how do you get to the other leaderboard to start the next leg? - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. ? I really am! Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019 Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019. I have had every conversation with myself that one can have in the water — or done nothing at all except swim swim swim. Sarah Thomas, a breast cancer survivor, has broken a world-record by swimming the English Channel four times non-stop, in just over 54 hours. Cancer survivor is first to swim English Channel four times non-stop Sarah Thomas, 37, set off from Dover on Sunday morning and completed the gruelling feat in … Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. (And I hope some of you will join for the Jordan Lake open water swim in may!) Sunshine Coast man Sam Penny is aiming to be the first person to swim the English Channel in winter He anticipates he will be in 10 degree Celsius water, clad only in a Speedo, for 11 hours RAISED SO FAR £2,293* £1,876 exc. American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel 4 Times Without Stopping Sarah Thomas of Colorado plunged into the record books with her 54-hour feat. We’ve sent an email to . read more + Your first steps... Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association. - A.E. I definitely want to do something like this again! And then back. Of those, 92% have completed one or more swims! And the average distance of an English Channel swim crossing is considerably more with at least one person known to have swum 65 miles or 105 km. Swimming the English Channel will be one of the hardest things you do, but nothing beats the feeling of finally reaching the shore in France after completing one of the world’s toughest open water swimming challenges. Across the Channel. Gertrude Ederle wore three layers of grease, a pair of amber-tinted goggles, and a scandalous two-piece swimsuit when she waded into the 60-degree waters of the English Channel on August 6, 1926. Suzanne Gough English Channel Relay Swim 2019 . Now, back to the house of plague, where my eldest child will watch endless, dramatic horse shows and ask me to bring her tea. This challenge has helped with my endurance and discipline, and I've met some cool people. Validate your device by email, then update your passcode in your Settings! Filtered for #. - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. His first attempt ended in failure, but on 25 August 1875, he started from Admiralty Pier in Dover and made the crossing in 21 hours and 45 minutes, despite challenging tides (which delayed him for 5 hours) and a jellyfish sting. Thanks Lisa for swimming me into shore and Erin and Lisa for the congratulatory splash session! Twenty-one miles of rocky English Channel waters. Track your miles by checking in with a lifeguard (honor system) All challengers receive a t-shirt upon completion. I'm weird, but I love 100s (and 200s) for time, certainly more than the plague, tea, or horse shows. Sign up for FREE at Nelson Indoor Pool or Iron Horse Indoor Pool. One mile equals 72 lengths in a 25 yard pool (like Homestead Aquatic Center) or 66 lengths in a 25 meter pool (like Chapel Hill Community Center). Pulled my pectoralis major a bit w/ bad technique & "pushing" it but I'm coming back 2day and will take it very easy. The open water marathon swimmer from Colorado finished a swim of around 130 miles (210 kilometers) on Tuesday morning near Dover, the largest English Channel port … Only four swimmers have swum three times in one go across the English Channel - that's the water between the UK and France - but no-one has ever completed a fourth leg. (Which is why I never do butterfly/drowning stroke). Don't want to have to send out a boat to pick you up ;-). For over 30 years MCS have been working tirelessly to protect our seas, shores and wildlife and are passionate about creating a sustainable future for our seas. trending in lifestyle If so, I’d be open for it. They are counting an 1800 yard or 1650 meter swim as a mile. Except. As part of any English Channel swim whether it be a solo or a relay, you will need to meet criteria to successfully register with the relevant Channel Swimming Association organisation to make your swim attempt. The challenge is being documented in a TV series on Channel 4 called Sink or Swim, in which the stars will swim in relay from England to France in support of the charity Stand Up To Cancer. Congrats on finishing the swim!

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