english channel swim 2019


The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims. Update following change to UK quarantine rules for France, Luiz Pradines de Menezes Junior swims the Channel. Qualifying Six and Two Hour Swims for the English Channel. Go Team! ), - Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club, Erwin Road, Durham, NC, USA, Celebrating the end of the race by going to dinner at Provence in Carrboro. I can't believe I did this and that I've almost completed this challenge, or how much faster & stronger I've gotten. Validate your device by email, then update your passcode in your Settings! … Thx TOCH for setting this up!!!! Track your miles by checking in with a lifeguard (honor system) All challengers receive a t-shirt upon completion. We're swimming. Don't want to have to send out a boat to pick you up ;-). Take the English Channel Swim Challenge: swim 22 miles in 12 weeks. Solos: 37 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. We’ve sent an email to . 62. Please attribute your mileage to the appropriate day -- don't combine mileage from multiple days. Brianna Thompson, 17, swims continuously for 22 hours battling jellyfish stings and severe leg cramps to swim the English Channel twice in one day. Now, back to the house of plague, where my eldest child will watch endless, dramatic horse shows and ask me to bring her tea. 4 Person Relay UK 26 July 2019 12:27 Red Top Hustlers 64. They are counting an 1800 yard or 1650 meter swim as a mile. Can you chlorinate the lake? 1 talking about this. I’m gonna do it! It's been a pleasure swimming with you! After a seaman had floated across the Channel on a bundle of straw, Matthew Webb made the crossing without the aid of artificial buoyancy. 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 … And, great that you have someone to push you! You rock. Our facial recognition software is locating the specified humanoid in the pack. (And I hope some of you will join for the Jordan Lake open water swim in may!) Can't wait to arrive in France! When… https://t.co/PPirfwfrSH, Plot your swim track on the official Admiralty chart, "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb. see donations list. Were you at Homestead or elsewhere? Every 1 length = 25. if you did 20 lengths, you would enter 500 (20 x 25) and then choose yards or meters. Swim details, Good luck to Philip Brice who started at 23:35 last night from Abbots Cliff escorted by Neil Streeter on Suva. Better idea - shots after each time 100! - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. We must have overLAPped (see what I did there?) A mere 21 miles or 34 km - at least as the Crow[hurst] flies. how do you get to the other leaderboard to start the next leg? Six American women, all over 60. All information is subject to change. We rely on the honor system... you don't have to use a device to prove your miles -- a good map suffices. I’m glad you are back in the wonderful world of the pace clock. 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. 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 I haven’t done a 2 mile swim in months...got to get across the channel. TARGET £1,800. 2 Person Relay UK 25 June 2019 12:27 North Norfolk Crawlers Sister Act 62. Validate this device by confirming your e-mail address: Forgot your passcode? As this challenge draws to a close, I must ask: did you go to Wellesley? Suzanne is raising money for SwimTayka. Sign up for FREE at Nelson Indoor Pool or Iron Horse Indoor Pool. This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity below. And then again. trending in lifestyle “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. @wellesley1988 - Ooh! - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, WINE AND CHEESE PLEASE I AM IN FRANCE (still not quite believing I accomplished this. Get started. Mmmmmm...beer. He turned to carb- and fat-heavy foods, like this plate of fish and chips. 4 Person Relay 22 July 2019 12:29 They Lied And Told Me This Was A Fun, Warm Swim The challenge will come at the end of August — a 21-mile swim from England to France across the English Channel. 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. First attempts. From England to France. Pulled my pectoralis major a bit w/ bad technique & "pushing" it but I'm coming back 2day and will take it very easy. - REX Wellness Center of Cary, Southwest Cary Parkway, Cary, NC, USA, I just finished my first racery. That said, after tomorrow's swim, I'm looking forward to a few days off... longest swim EVER...cheers cheers time for beers beers. One giant goal — conquered. His time was the fastest by an American in 2019. Many of you are almost there. ;), Probably my last swim of this challenge-- it's been a blast!! We should organize a post-Channel swimmer's meet and greet that involves beer! 1 more mile. Photo by Jon Washer AP. Only swimming miles please! Set your sights on the 21 mile distance or just start swimming and see how far you can go! 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 … 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. And then back. In relay teams of six your job will be to train hard and fundraise, we’ll take care of everything else. Oh gosh I thought Homestead was a meter pool!! This is going to be the spring that I get to that elusive time I can never quite hit. I have had every conversation with myself that one can have in the water — or done nothing at all except swim swim swim. What am i doung wrong. I definitely want to do something like this again! Back to unfiltered. *Only groups with more than 1 member will show up on the 'All groups' leaderboard. - A.E. 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. I do a tiny little set of 5 pretty much every week. - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. 10 laps today that is 1/4 of a mile. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.. You're ALL awesome :-). The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most comprehensive governing body for English Channel swimming. Finley YMCA, Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC, USA, - Homestead Park, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Craig’s window to attempt the swim is Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019 Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019. But we're not flying. It’s the best therapy out there! Swim the English Channel. Went to log it in was only given a choice of meters or yards. - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. I'm not going burn any more calories with any other stroke and certainly won't burn much if I drown! Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation © 2021. I don’t miss my watch at all. All rights reserved. These photos were To date we have 107 swimming in the Challenge! It is a great feeling though! Better than 100s on the time clock! Don't want to have to send a boat out for you :-). "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 … I went to Smith. Get yourself moving and swim your way to a healthier you in 2019! Swimmers are required to hire a boat and captain in addition to bringing their own crew. Swim the distance of the English Channel for charity and raise money for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest to 34 km … Think about it : we have to swim more statute miles then nautical miles. Thanks Lisa for swimming me into shore and Erin and Lisa for the congratulatory splash session! You know I'll probably do it. Across the Channel. Truly inspiring! gift aid *Total estimated after donations converted into GBP (£) DONATIONS 95. Congrats on finishing the swim! read more + Your first steps... Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association. 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. Patience human! Sign up on your own or in a team and take on the 22 miles in your own time! I really am! Put it 25 meters and it shows 0 miles. 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. She dedicated her swim to other survivors. Not along it as Lewis Pugh did earlier this year. 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. 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! I sure hope we can do this again! gee. Swim anywhere you want. Well done! Seems appropriate. Filtered for #. Set your sights on the 21 mile distance or just start swimming and see how far you can go! Search all swim results for English Channel swims ratified by the Channel Swimming … Congratulations to those who have already made it to France! 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. RAISED SO FAR £2,293* £1,876 exc. 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. Ha ha. September 17, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. UTC. - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, This was fun! To donate to his effort, click here . Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. ? It’s so fun to swim with you all. Twenty-one miles of rocky English Channel waters. thanks to all y'all whose logs & speed inspired me to go farther faster! And shower like 6 times when I get home. I'll just hope for a cold spring so I can wear my wetsuit! I don't race. Just kidding !!! 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". If so, I’d be open for it. Except. Then log activity and see yourself move on our map and leaderboards. September 17, 2019 / 7:14 PM / CBS News ... Thomas completed her record-breaking swim across the English Channel to raise awareness for breast cancer. Let's do it again soon! 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. This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity, Just a couple more days! 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. Taking a holiday weekend break. But still very true. 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. It had its flaws anyway and counting has become a sick obsessive pleasure. 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. Miles submitted after the race ends will not count toward race leaderboards. It has been a long week. 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. This has been a lot of fun. My watch informed me midway through that the battery was dying and it was deleting my history. DAMA - one more swim and I’ll be on the shore! Woot! Relays: 32 Come on swimmers. I only swim freestyle. Oh, hey timed 100s. I'm weird, but I love 100s (and 200s) for time, certainly more than the plague, tea, or horse shows. Kidding. (Which is why I never do butterfly/drowning stroke). I almost forgot how much I hate you. 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 I think it is interesting that we are swimming statue land miles as opposed to nautical sea miles ? Suzanne Gough English Channel Relay Swim 2019 . Catch a Google street view of your virtual locale, then cheer your real fellow racers! If you are planning to cross again, the second leaderboard can be found beneath the first one. It really is love/hate. Swim. On Sunday morning, Sarah Thomas plunged into the water at Dover, setting out to swim across the English Channel. Click the link in that e-mail to validate this device! Please only backdate mileage for a race up to two weeks in the past. Of those, 92% have completed one or more swims! In October 2019 I will be attempting a solo swim crossing of the English Channel - Dover … 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). Absolutely true (except that I skip Fridays). I am therefore asking you to help me, help them by sponsoring my swim I honestly didn't think I'd make it across in 6 weeks, much less almostish back. 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! 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. This challenge has helped with my endurance and discipline, and I've met some cool people. 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 (NOTE: miles on a racer's personal log are for all races they are in, over all sports). I’ve done zero exercise all weekend. I have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity. 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. 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