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Daughter's appeal to solve missing trophy mystery - 50 years on

Helen Kaye-Wyatt, whose father Philip Kaye died in January, has only just discovered that a trophy was named in his honour to commemorate him swimming the English Channel in 1966.

She is now desperate to find out what happened to the trophy, which at one time may have been stored in a cabinet at the now-demolished Huddersfield Sports Centre.

Helen, who lives at Rastrick, has spoken to managers with Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), which runs Huddersfield Leisure Centre, but has so far drawn a blank.

Channel Tunnel Vision | We Spoke To Howard James About His Double Record-Breaking Channel Swim

"Get up. Swim. Eat pizza. Go to bed"

In 2016, driven by personal loss and a intrinsic need for a new water-bound challenge, endurance swimmer Howard James set out to achieve two new world records for the earliest and the latest English Channel swims. To complete them would place him among the greats of British open water swimmers and up the ante in the challenging arena of Channel swimming.

In an age where athletes make fortunes billboarding for marketeers and sports live streams are the new gladiator spectacle for thrill seeking screen-sloths the world of endurance swimming slips quietly by without recognition, its participants stoically paddling on in relative anonymity.

Zwemanalyse vormt 4 teams

De afgelopen winter is een clinic gehouden over het voorbereiden van een kanaaloversteek ten bate van Zwemanalyse. Daaruit zijn 16 zwemmers voortgekomen die zich bij Claudia en Roy hebben gemeld voor deelname aan het project. De trainingen zijn in handen van Roy, de administratieve kant in handen van Claudia en de inhoudelijke voorbereiding in handen van mij, Richard.

Dover Western Docks Revival Project: Potential Impact on Training

More information on the project can be found here.

We have hear from Dover Channel Training the following:

Solo door Het Kanaal

Lees het origneel en bekijk de foto van een andere zwemmer... @ ExecutivePeople

Naast mijn werk als Enterprise Architect is Marathonzwemmen mijn andere passie. Ondanks de vele verschillen tussen deze passies zijn er natuurlijk ook overeenkomsten. De voornaamste overeenkomst zit in de structuur van een goede voorbereiding. In deze blog wil ik graag meer vertellen over de overeenkomsten tussen een IT-landschapssimplificatie, en het solo overzwemmen van Het Kanaal tussen Engeland en Frankrijk.

Jessi Harewicz Exploring the World's Oceans

Now I have to swim the English Channel

The world is covered by more ocean than land and there is an uncharted playground of water in British Columbia. So why not try something that is done less? You might discover more.

I was a synchronised swimmer as a teen, but I quit due to a combination of the teasing and my lack of success.

I am still a beginner in adventure swimming, but I can’t do much else right now. A couple of years ago I broke up with a long-time boyfriend and it led me to start training for a triathlon. I got back into the pool for the first time in 12 years. I did the Swim Trek boot camp and I failed so badly. I panicked, was violently sick and almost got hypothermia (in a wet suit!). But I only learned this by TRYING. Three weeks later I was swimming 10 hours down Indian Arm.

Just Add Water: Healing waters for marathon swimmer Robin Rose

In the wee hours of the morning, Robin Rose bares her skin to wind and water and plunges into long hours of salt-water swimming. She is part of a tightly knit community of ultra-distance ocean swimmers. They swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco as a training workout for greater spans like the Santa Barbara Channel, Molokai to Oahu and, of course, the English Channel.

Swimming ultramarathons in just a swim suit and cap, at the mercy of cold and currents, is part of their culture. What looks to most like a tortuous feat of physicality is to these swimmers a sanctuary of self-growth and healing.

CSA Presentatation & Dinner

For those of you that haven't yet seen the CSA Presentation & Dinner photographs from the 5th November, have a look on the following link:

Howard James swam the English Channel… at night

Fewer people have swum the English Channel than have climbed Mount Everest. In 2016, Howard James completed the swim not once but twice, and both times in nearly freezing water.

At 1am he stepped into the water and began his long swim from England to France, but it was just another step in a longer and more painful journey for James and his wife Esmari: in 2015 they lost their baby daughter, and part of the reason for James's two records was to raise funds for the charity they set up in memory of their daughter, The Alexa Trust.

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