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". 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. His time was the fastest by an American in 2019. - REX Wellness Center of Cary, Southwest Cary Parkway, Cary, NC, USA, I just finished my first racery. 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. Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019 Jan 1 2019 - Mar 23 2019. Well done! *Only groups with more than 1 member will show up on the 'All groups' leaderboard. “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. Please only backdate mileage for a race up to two weeks in the past. Sign up for FREE at Nelson Indoor Pool or Iron Horse Indoor Pool. I only swim freestyle. Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation © 2021. Let's do it again soon! It is the busiest shipping area in the world.. - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, WINE AND CHEESE PLEASE I AM IN FRANCE (still not quite believing I accomplished this. Validate your device by email, then update your passcode in your Settings! Twenty-one miles of rocky English Channel waters. Across the Channel. It's been a pleasure swimming with 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 … Except. Absolutely! What am i doung wrong. Seems appropriate. If you are planning to cross again, the second leaderboard can be found beneath the first one. 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. Get yourself moving and swim your way to a healthier you in 2019! read more + Your first steps... Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association. We're swimming. But still very true. TARGET £1,800. 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. Swimmers are required to hire a boat and captain in addition to bringing their own crew. Solos: 37 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 … When… https://t.co/PPirfwfrSH, Plot your swim track on the official Admiralty chart, "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb. I definitely want to do something like this again! 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. Relays: 32 how do you get to the other leaderboard to start the next leg? 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! You rock. Swim anywhere you want. I just try not to panic and drown. But we're not flying. Take the English Channel Swim Challenge: swim 22 miles in 12 weeks. We’ve sent an email to . It is a great feeling though! Sign up on your own or in a team and take on the 22 miles in your own time! I am therefore asking you to help me, help them by sponsoring my swim Congrats on finishing the swim! September 17, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. UTC. To date we have 107 swimming in the Challenge! Patience human! 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. 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. - A.E. Mr Malik is due to swim across the English Channel this week and has raised more than $18,000 for CanTeen so far. Every 1 length = 25. if you did 20 lengths, you would enter 500 (20 x 25) and then choose yards or meters. That said, after tomorrow's swim, I'm looking forward to a few days off... longest swim EVER...cheers cheers time for beers beers. Swim the distance of the English Channel for charity and raise money for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. Oakton High School graduate Brent Willess, now age 31, successfully swam the English Channel in recent months. This challenge has helped with my endurance and discipline, and I've met some cool people. 1 more mile. My watch informed me midway through that the battery was dying and it was deleting my history. I really am! Suzanne Gough English Channel Relay Swim 2019 . From England to France. DAMA - one more swim and I’ll be on the shore! I have had every conversation with myself that one can have in the water — or done nothing at all except swim swim swim. One giant goal — conquered. It really is love/hate. Come on swimmers. She dedicated her swim to other survivors. I'm weird, but I love 100s (and 200s) for time, certainly more than the plague, tea, or horse shows. 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. They are counting an 1800 yard or 1650 meter swim as a mile. Taking a holiday weekend break. Validate this device by confirming your e-mail address: Forgot your passcode? In relay teams of six your job will be to train hard and fundraise, we’ll take care of everything else. This has been a lot of fun. He turned to carb- and fat-heavy foods, like this plate of fish and chips. In October 2019 I will be attempting a solo swim crossing of the English Channel - Dover … 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! Get started. 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! 62. Oh, hey timed 100s. Congratulations to those who have already made it to France! (Which is why I never do butterfly/drowning stroke). Suzanne is raising money for SwimTayka. gee. see donations list. Thx TOCH for setting this up!!!! 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. And shower like 6 times when I get home. I’m gonna do it! If so, I’d be open for it. Set your sights on the 21 mile distance or just start swimming and see how far you can go! I’m glad you are back in the wonderful world of the pace clock. 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. Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. Click the link in that e-mail to validate this device! Think about it : we have to swim more statute miles then nautical miles. (And I hope some of you will join for the Jordan Lake open water swim in may!) This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity, Just a couple more days! Miles submitted after the race ends will not count toward race leaderboards. Many of you are almost there. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest to 34 km … Photo by Jon Washer AP. The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims. Woot! 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 This is going to be the spring that I get to that elusive time I can never quite hit. Put it 25 meters and it shows 0 miles. 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. Filtered for #. Six American women, all over 60. 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 … Don't want to have to send out a boat to pick you up ;-). - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. RAISED SO FAR £2,293* £1,876 exc. I think it is interesting that we are swimming statue land miles as opposed to nautical sea miles ? I don’t miss my watch at all. September 17, 2019 / 7:14 PM / CBS News ... Thomas completed her record-breaking swim across the English Channel to raise awareness for breast cancer. Just kidding !!! Only swimming miles please! The English Channel Virtual Fitness Challenge takes you 21 miles (34 km) across the width of the English Channel between England and France. It had its flaws anyway and counting has become a sick obsessive pleasure. Better idea - shots after each time 100! I do a tiny little set of 5 pretty much every week. trending in lifestyle I did mine today too — I get it over with at the beginning of the swim, then everything else I do is just sheer pleasure. Oh gosh I thought Homestead was a meter pool!! 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. Kidding. ;), Probably my last swim of this challenge-- it's been a blast!! - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. 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. Finley YMCA, Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC, USA, - Homestead Park, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Get yourself moving and swim your way to a healthier you in 2019! After a seaman had floated across the Channel on a bundle of straw, Matthew Webb made the crossing without the aid of artificial buoyancy. ), - Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club, Erwin Road, Durham, NC, USA, Celebrating the end of the race by going to dinner at Provence in Carrboro. Swim. Craig’s window to attempt the swim is Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. And then back. 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! Y'all, this has been so much fun! Track your miles by checking in with a lifeguard (honor system) All challengers receive a t-shirt upon completion. 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. We should organize a post-Channel swimmer's meet and greet that involves beer! I don't race. Ha ha. ? 2 Person Relay UK 25 June 2019 12:27 North Norfolk Crawlers Sister Act 62. Don't want to have to send a boat out for you :-). - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. 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 Absolutely true (except that I skip Fridays). 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. @wellesley1988 - Ooh! These photos were All rights reserved. Catch a Google street view of your virtual locale, then cheer your real fellow racers! Better than 100s on the time clock! I’ve done zero exercise all weekend. Brianna Thompson, 17, swims continuously for 22 hours battling jellyfish stings and severe leg cramps to swim the English Channel twice in one day. I honestly didn't think I'd make it across in 6 weeks, much less almostish back. Update following change to UK quarantine rules for France, Luiz Pradines de Menezes Junior swims the Channel. I almost forgot how much I hate you. … (NOTE: miles on a racer's personal log are for all races they are in, over all sports). I'll just hope for a cold spring so I can wear my wetsuit! Qualifying Six and Two Hour Swims for the English Channel. 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). 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. A mere 21 miles or 34 km - at least as the Crow[hurst] flies. And then again. All information is subject to change. It has been a long week. You're ALL awesome :-). Truly inspiring! 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). Of those, 92% have completed one or more swims! Can't wait to arrive in France! Went to log it in was only given a choice of meters or yards. And, great that you have someone to push you! 4 Person Relay 22 July 2019 12:29 They Lied And Told Me This Was A Fun, Warm Swim It’s the best therapy out there! - Chapel Hill Community Center, South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, - Homestead Aquatic Center, Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, This was fun! Pulled my pectoralis major a bit w/ bad technique & "pushing" it but I'm coming back 2day and will take it very easy. Were you at Homestead or elsewhere? On Sunday morning, Sarah Thomas plunged into the water at Dover, setting out to swim across the English Channel. I sure hope we can do this again! I haven’t done a 2 mile swim in months...got to get across the channel. We must have overLAPped (see what I did there?) The challenge will come at the end of August — a 21-mile swim from England to France across the English Channel. I can't believe I did this and that I've almost completed this challenge, or how much faster & stronger I've gotten. Back to unfiltered. gift aid *Total estimated after donations converted into GBP (£) DONATIONS 95. As this challenge draws to a close, I must ask: did you go to Wellesley? Now, back to the house of plague, where my eldest child will watch endless, dramatic horse shows and ask me to bring her tea. Go Team! I'm not going burn any more calories with any other stroke and certainly won't burn much if I drown! Then log activity and see yourself move on our map and leaderboards. This race ended 02/10/19 - check out the final activity below. 1 talking about this. I went to Smith. thanks to all y'all whose logs & speed inspired me to go farther faster! Not along it as Lewis Pugh did earlier this year. Mmmmmm...beer. You know I'll probably do it. 4 Person Relay UK 26 July 2019 12:27 Red Top Hustlers 64. We rely on the honor system... you don't have to use a device to prove your miles -- a good map suffices. It’s so fun to swim with you all. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most comprehensive governing body for English Channel swimming. Swim the English Channel. I have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity. 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. Lea lost 20 pounds climbing Mount Everest, so he needed to gain weight fast to prepare to swim the English Channel. Our facial recognition software is locating the specified humanoid in the pack. First attempts. To donate to his effort, click here . 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