Six Hours in the Sea

To enable anyone to even set foot on the beach start line of a channel swim, there’s a few crucial items that need to be ticked off. Apart from the usual admin things, there’s a medical and a six hour qualifying swim that must be done in the year prior to a channel swim attempt.

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History of Channel Swimming

A Short History of English Channel Swimming

Captain Webb is the start of this short history of English Channel swimming.

Who was the first to swim the channel? Why? and When? I’ll endeavour to answer these questions and more on this page.

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Eddie the Eagle Edwards

The Strength to Soar Like an Eagle

A number of years ago, a great friend and I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours skiing with the Winter Olympic Ski Jumping legend that is Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

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Ironman Pula 70.3 Finish Line

Ironman Pula 70.3

Ironman 70.3 Pula

A channel swim doesn’t come out of fresh air, I’ve found that it’s an intense training regime that in many ways eclipses that of completing an Ironman 70.3. Here’s the sotry of that…

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