Channel swim

You look down and see giant shapes moving in the water beneath you’

A jellyfish sting? Ger Carty compares the painful sensation to a bee sting before correcting himself. “I’d say it’s probably more like a bad nettle sting, that’s how I’d describe it.”

He should know because when he climbed out of the sea at Sangatte, in 2011, hauling himself up onto the unwelcoming, rocky coastline of northern France, almost 19 hours after leaving England, his body was covered in them.

New Hampshire teen training to swim English Channel

 A 16-year-old New Hampshire native is training to swim the entire length of the English Channel. Before she heads to Europe in August, she made a training stop in the Upper Valley on Saturday.

Vera Rivard has been training for the 21-mile swim, which goes from Southern England to Northern France, for the past two years, but that isn't when she started her swimming career.

Dutchman Lars Bottelier takes line honours in 2020 Rottnest Channel Swim

Dutchman Lars Bottelier has taken line honours in the 2020 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, winning the gruelling open-water race in a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds.

The current male solo race record of 3:59:28 set in 2018 by Solomon Wright.

Will Rollo finished second in 4:22:16 with 17-year-old Kyle Lee finishing third in 4:25:30.

Swim the Channel? Neigh bother for horse fan Heather

A WARWICK mother-of-two is undergoing extensive training in preparation for swimming the length of the English Channel next year in aid of the British Horse Society (BHS).

Thames Marathon 2020 expected to sell out in record time

Registrations have opened for the award-winning Thames Marathon, a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow in South East England. The Thames Marathon forms one of four events in the Henley Swim portfolio. The organisers note that next year’s event is expected to sell out in record speed.

Marathon 151km Caribbean swim leaves SA endurance athlete in hospital

A South African endurance swimmer had to be hospitalised with severe muscle breakdown after a 151km, 56-hour swim in the Caribbean.

Cape Town-educated Cameron Bellamy, an entrepreneur in San Francisco who swims to raise money for African charities, barely survived his latest adventure, which involved swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop

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-stop.

Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.

South African Cameron Bellamy Completes Longest Channel Swim in History

South African endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy has just completed the longest channel swim in history – across 150km of open ocean! It took him 57 hours of continuous swimming from Barbados to St Lucia.

This woman wants to swim the English Channel FOUR TIMES!

A woman from the USA is trying to set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel.

Cornwall man is the first to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly

'You don't get many opportunities in life to do something that's a first'

A 58-year-old from Cornwall has become the first man to swim from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly.

Last year Mark Richards, who has been into open water swimming for around five years, undertook a challenge to go all around Cornwall.

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