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Channel swim

Vet conquers North Channel challenge

A courageous vet from Northern Ireland has completed a once-in-a-lifetime relay event that saw her swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland in aid of the RNLI.

Hannah Eastwood – of Glenshane Veterinary Clinics in Maghera, County Londonderry – was one of a five-strong team, named “Coco Channel”, to brave the elements.

Walsall swimmers smash Channel record in memory of tragic friend

For most people, swimming the Channel would be considered a huge achievement.

But an intrepid team of swimmers, who formed in memory of a tragic friend, crossed the 20-mile stretch separating England and France not once, not twice – but an incredible four times without stopping.

Newlywed Woodbridge couple break channel swimming record

A newlywed couple from Woodbridge have become the youngest husband and wife channel swimmers.

Lily Fletcher, 28, a management consultant and Teddy Fletcher, 32, a surgeon, completed the gruelling channel swim together in 15 hours 30 minutes, arriving at Calais just after 4am on Wednesday, August 29.

Gordy’s epic swim through huge jellyfish in North Channel in aid of Hospice

At 44, Gordy Hamill has many achievements under his belt but swimming the North Channel on Tuesday could be his toughest yet. Weather permitting, if the Lurgan man succeeds, he will be just the 10th Irish person in history to do it. Spanning 22 miles between NI and Scotland, it is one of the coldest stretches of water attempted by long distance swimmers, at least 2-3 degrees colder than the English Channel.

Rottnest Channel Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 23 February, 2019 (All day)

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

Swimmer Lewis Pugh completes his mammoth channel swim from Land’s End to Dover

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed his 330-mile swim along the length of the English Channel.

Arriving at the finish line on the pebbled Shakespeare Beach, the 48-year-old, was cheered on by dozens of supporters from a local swimming group.

This alumnus took a sabbatical to swim the English Channel

If the weather gods are well-inclined, former EUR doctoral candidate and ex-EM employee Ignacio Vaccaro will swim the English Channel next week, from Dover to the French coast. To make this possible, he took a sabbatical from his well-paid job and has been training for the past two years.

Swimming: Linda Ashmore, 71, regains world record

WEYMOUTH’S Linda Ashmore produced a sensational swim in challenging conditions to regain the world record for the oldest woman to swim the English Channel.

Ashmore, 71, encountered lumpy sea and jellyfish in the Channel, but crossed the stretch of water in 16 hours and 22 minutes.

Dina Levačić Set to Become First Croatian to Swim Hawaii’s Molokai Channel

22-year-old Croatian swimmer Dina Levačić is set to attempt another amazing feat in the water this weekend.

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long. 

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