WE DID IT!! 13 hours, 6 minutes and 19 seconds. Amazing time, amazing day and amazing team!
Thank you all of you for your donations, please don't stop we are so close to getting to our team goal of £25,000 for new science labs and IT equipment. Please keep giving!
Team of 13 yr old London Girls take on the ‘Everest’ of Swimming Marathons: The Cross Channel Swim
UPDATE: Six Girls No Buoys are GO! We have the green light are swimming on Sunday 1st September.
We leave Dover at 4am and will take between 15-18 hours to swim the 21 miles to France.
To track our progress on Sunday you can click on the following link and then tick the box for our boat 'Anastasia'.http://cspf.co.uk/tracking
Alternatively you can look at their Pilots (Eddie Spelling) own web site - there could be some video clips of us swimming loaded onto this over the course of the day. http://www.lovechannelswimming.com/swims
We will be tweeting during the day. Please communicate lots as this will really help us. https://twitter.com/#6Grls0B
We will also be updating the team Facebook page regularly. www.facebook.com/sixgirlsnobuoys
Please sponsor us.We are raising funds for new science labs and IT equipment for our school, Camden School or Girls.
OUR STORY: This challenge is the brainchild of two Yr8 Camden School for Girls pupils, Lily Ouldcott and Millie Elson who dreamed up the idea of a Cross Channel Relay Swim by Yr8 girls.
The squad is being coached by Rob Ouldcott, Lily’s dad, himself a veteran Cross Channel swimmer.
Five of the team mates will be raising money to upgrade IT facilities, and renovate science laboratories at Camden School for Girls. Two of the teammates attend different schools.
The girls started cold water training in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park in March. In June they decamped for weekend training sessions at Dover harbour where the water temperature was still only 12C. They all qualifed for the swim by swimming for two hours non-stop in water 16C or less. Harder than it sounds!
These Yr 8 girls will take on the challenge of swimming the English Channel from England to France: a distance of 21 miles, point to point, but which will be more when tidal currents are taken into consideration.
They know the water will be cold, and that they will not be allowed wetsuits to complete the challenge. It doesn’t help that it’s also the busiest shipping channel in the world!
The swim takes place over a 9 day window from 27th August onwards depending on weather and conditions. The girls will set off before dawn and keep swimming in 1 hour shifts until they reach France.
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