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The English Channel - Het Kanaal

Communication in The Channel

Communication is not about speaking what we think. Communication is about ensuring others hear what we mean.

This observation of human communications could not be more true between a support crew on an escort boat during the marathon or channel swim and the swimmer in the water.

Heroes And Heroines In Cork Counting Channel Conquests

Courtesy of Philip Hodges, Cork Distance Week, Ireland.

"Philip Hodges published an incredible chart of the marathon swims accomplished over 100 days by the 2017 Cork Distance Week swimmers," reported founder and instigator Ned Denison.

One of the swimmers tells his own tale:, “I’d done my single warm water lake marathon, followed my dream, signed up for the English Channel in 2018, put in a hard winter of pool training and shivered through some spring cold water dips. The trip to Ireland was from home to a larger airport, then over the Atlantic to London then on the Cork. I arrived late the night before the start of the Cork Distance Week and met my roommates, one veteran from three previous years and two other newbies.

Meet the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel

Pat Gallant-Charette is living proof that we don’t need to put time constraints on our dreams. The 66-year-old grandmother of three from Westbrook, Maine became the oldest woman to ever swim across the English Channel in June when she made the 21-mile-turned-34-mile crossing (because of the strong current) in 18 hours.

Meet Loes leBlanc, the woman swimming the English Channel for a good reason

Last week, Jean Pierre, the Manager from Amsterdam Meet Berlage contacted me about a great story inside his location. He was inspired by Loes le Blanc, 45, mother of 3, swimming the English Channel  in a team of 4, to raise awareness about the Free a Girlproject. With such a great story we couldn’t miss knowing a bit more and share it with you.

Could you tell me a little bit about yourself?

ChannelChallenge heeft plekken vrij voor IJsselmeer en Kanaal

2017-10-07 - Voorburg - Na de zeezwemclinics die voor 010 swim experience zijn gehouden hebben enkele zwemmers me gevraagd om IJsselmeer en Kanaaloversteken te faciliteren. Ze zijn echter met te weinig zwemmers om het traject goed te kunnen starten.

Douglas Waymark named as athlete who died swimming Channel

Tuesday 8 August 2017 15.52 BST - A man who died while attempting to swim the Channel has been named as endurance athlete Douglas Waymark.

Waymark, who had previously reached the summit of Mount Everest, was taking part in the near-300-mile Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon when he got into difficulty on Monday night.

His sister, Jo Ikel, wrote on Facebook: “Douglas Waymark has not completed his Channel swim. Last night he felt he could no longer continue his quest and swam to the boat supporting him. He passed out and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Ashford. At around midnight, he sadly died. We are all devastated but take comfort in him doing what he loved best to the very end.”

Plons Channel Team zwemmer over zwemmen en Pride

Steven Prins (38) is consultant bij het Philips Design for Excellence-programma. Hij is getrouwd en woont samen in Den Haag. 'De Philips boot heeft een grote impact op diversiteit.'

Diversiteit is een thema in het leven van Steven Prins. Niet alleen is hij getrouwd met een man afkomstig uit de Dominicaanse Republiek, ook werkt hij als consultant voor het Design for Excellence-programma, samen met Philips-collega’s die allerlei verschillende achtergronden hebben. 'Design for Excellence is een wereldwijd programma, in het leven geroepen om de diensten en producten van Philips te verbeteren, met als doel om één miljard euro te besparen. Door concrete besparingen toe te passen, is dat ons in drie jaar tijd gelukt. Als consultant bied ik het projectteam tools en tricks aan, zodat dit team de methodologie op de juiste manier kan toepassen. Daarnaast ben ik de schouder om op uit te huilen als het eens tegenzit en de persoon om champagne mee te drinken als er iets te vieren valt. Het begeleiden van grote veranderingen – en mensen zover zien te krijgen die veranderingen te omarmen – is wat mijn werk zo leuk maakt. Met een eigen team een grote verandering in de Philips-organisatie realiseren, is wel een droom van mij.'

Flesh-eating fleas no concern for Chloe McCardel in record Channel swim bid

Ultra-marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has no fear of flesh-eating sea fleas, sharks or even ships, saying her record non-stop quadruple English Channel crossing bid is about pushing her body and mind to a new level.

The 32-year-old will set off later this month, hoping to become the first swimmer to achieve the 136km feat, which will take her upwards of 45 hours.

Chloë McCardel On Her English Channel Four-Way

Chloë McCardel is undergoing her final preparations for an unprecedented four-way crossing of the English Channel (history's first solo quadruple Channel crossing).

If there is anyone who could do it in the contemporary swimming world, it is the 32-year-old McCardel who already has a career total of 21 English Channel crossings under her swim cap.

“When I completed the triple, I was utterly exhausted – nauseous and hypothermic, with my swimming costume hanging off me because I’d burnt through so much body fat.

Four-Way EC? No Way! Chloë Can

Chloë McCardel is about to attempt the unthinkable.

She has done one-way crossings of the English Channel. She has done two-way crossings of the English Channel. She has done a three-way crossing of the English Channel.

And now she will attempt a four-way crossing.

A successful non-stop four-way crossing (quadruple Channel crossing) would be unprecedented and would bring her career English Channel crossing total to 25.

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