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THIS July, Marc Newman will be attempting to swim the English Channel and raise money for Julia's House children's hospice.

Thirty-one years ago he swam the English Channel for the first time. This year he planning to do it again at the end of July but he is going the long way round, starting from a different location, Dungeness.

As a result the crossing will be nearly 25 per cent longer than the traditional route, a distance of 26 miles.

How Marathon Swimmer Dan Simonelli Prepares for the English Channel

By Melissa Berkay, Swimming World College Intern

Swimming is an amazing sport. It challenges individuals to overcome obstacles, set short-term and long-term goals, be disciplined, develop time management skills, learn values of hard work and determination, and demonstrate the courage it takes to push your body to its limits. A topic consistently discussed in the sport of swimming is pool swimming. A step further into the realm of swimming that is not as exposed is open water marathon swimming. Marathon swimming is obtaining more media attention every year and the amount of swimmers who have stepped out of the pool and into the ocean for open water races has increased.

25 dingen die je herkent als je het Kanaal van Engeland naar Frankrijk wil overzwemmen voor het goede doel

Op 10 september 2016 is het zover! Dan zal Reinout Cloet (24) uit Roeselare een poging doen om het kanaal tussen Engeland en Frankrijk over te steken. Een huzarenstukje waarbij hij ook nog eens voor het goede doel Make-A-Wish geld wil inzamelen zodat zij nog veel meer kinderdromen in vervulling kunnen laten gaan. 

International swimmers looking forward to big event

Two top international ocean swimmers are looking forward to joining hundreds of Aucklanders in the annual cross-harbour Chelsea swim this weekend - and one of them will be raising money for a Kiwi cancer battler while they are at it.

Kiwi-born Tracy Clark and South African Roger Finch bring a rare shared record of swimming some of world’s great challenges, but say the Chelsea swim will be a real treat as a warm up for an upcoming Cook St attempt and because of the fun and long standing community spirit of the event.

Hamilton Psychiatrist and Professional Swimmer to Raise Fund

Press Release – Sashbear Foundation

Hamilton psychiatrist Marilyn Korzekwa, 58, is training to become the first Canadian to swim the Cook Strait, the body of water that separates the north and south islands of New Zealand. Only 84 swimmers have successfully crossed the Cook Strait in the …Hamilton Psychiatrist and Professional Swimmer to Raise Funds for BPD

Endurance swimming star Adam Walker's 'Man VS Ocean' book released

Picking up a new hobby after watching a movie on an aeroplane may seem fairly normal to most people – but when that new hobby involves swimming the English Channel followed by some of the most dangerous straits of water known to man, it begins to sound less conventional!  

Adam Walker did exactly that, and eventually his accomplishments in swimming allowed him to turn his passion into a career as a

Jellyfish stings, great white sharks and gruelling conditions - Tracy’s incredible open-water swimming journey

2016-04-02 - Voorburg - Een artikel op internet gevonden over Tracy Clark die een ruime tijd in huizen gewoond heeft en daar trainde. Ze heeft diverse open water evenementen gezwommen in die tijd en Het Kanaal. Deze Nieuw Zeelanse was de eerste inwoner van Nederland met een Ice Mile in 2015.

Putting aside a hardy wet-suit for a traditional costume, Thorpe St Andrew woman Tracy Clark has tackled some of the world’s most challenging open-water swims, a hobby-turned-career which has seen her raise £16,000 for various charities.

While it began four years ago as an ambitious dream to swim the English Channel, the 46-year-old is now hoping to become just the seventh person in the world to complete Ocean’s Seven, a formidable list of the seven most gruelling open-water challenges across the globe, of which three she has already ticked off.

How an 11-year-old came to swim the Channel

At the age of 11, Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the English Channel, driven on by an extraordinary coach. It's a little-heralded feat of endurance that won't be bettered.

It was 05:00 on 6 September 1988 and Tom Gregory stood on the tip of France. Behind him was his coach, John Bullet. In front of him was the vast, black, English Channel. Tom, in swimming trunks, faced the water. Out there, somewhere, was home.

Dan Simonelli Achieves Catalina Crossing in January

Finished 89 years (and 12-hours) after George Young's historic 1927 swim

From the CCSFNewsletter.

Congratulations to Dan Simonelli, who completed a rare feat of crossing the Catalina Channel in January. 

Only two other swimmers completed a swim in January: George Young as the 1927 winner of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Race. Two weeks later, Henry Sullivan became the second swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel. Sullivan,of Boston, was the first American to swim the English Channel.

How long do people have to train to swim the English Channel?

Op de website van H2Open vond ik dit lezenswaardige bericht van Simon Griffith:

I was asked this question through the website Quora, and this is the answer I gave. If anyone who has swum the Channel wants to add anything, please leave a comment or send a message through our contacts page.

Not having swum the English Channel I don’t feel fully qualified to answer but I’m happy to share what I’ve learnt and observed in five years of publishing H2Open. The longest open water swim I’ve done is the 10.5-mile length of Windermere.

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