Does this man look like he’s been swimming for 11hrs 24mins?!?! Smashing it!! pic.twitter.com/27ZNMVcoGP
— Tim Denyer (@CoachTimSwim) July 18, 2016
I successfully completed my solo swim across the English Channel on 19th July, in a time of 14hours and 31 minutes. Starting at Samphire Hoe in Dover at 10.20am on 18th July and finishing on Wissant beach, France.
It was a very physical and mentally demanding swim and a truly extraordinary experience . I was blessed with the most amazing conditions.
Many thanks to all on board my escort boat, the Viking Princess; pilots Reg and Ray Brickell, artist John Hartley and of course, my coach Tim Denyer.
Special thanks to my family, friends and sponsors; the swimmers and coaches at Red Top Swim; Mel Denyer and Camilla Oates at Bodytonic, Sam Burch at Fix, the BLDSA and CSA. Thank you all. I couldn’t have done it without you!
I will be writing more and adding video and photographic documentation of the swim in the next few weeks , once I have recovered.