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    Weʼve raised £150 to raise funds for Mid Sussex Marlins SC by attempting a 2 way Channel Swimming relay crossing.

    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 8th August 2016

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    Some time in the week beginning 11 July, 5 Marlins swimmers will be attempting to swim the English Channel.
    The team comprises: Jamie Goodhead (originator and general cajoler), Graham Lock ( who is using this as a warm up for a solo crossing attempt later this month), Richard Arthur, Tim Fraser and Steve McMenamin.
    However, since Jamie felt that a single Channel crossing was not enough of a challenge we will be swimming both ways – to France AND BACK.!
    Each of us will be swimming for an hour at a time in strict rotation. All being well, and subject to wind and tides, the 2 crossings should take between 25 and 30 hours.
    We’ve been training in the sea at various locations including Brighton, Seaford and Dover since the end of January. Until April we were in wetsuits. Since then we have been wearing just speedos, goggles, hat and a hint of Vaseline as we have tried to build up our tolerance to cold water (initially 12 degrees, now a balmy 16 degrees) as well as getting used to waves, seaweed, jellyfish and other sundry hazards.
    The straight line distance from Dover to Calais is 22 miles, however the effect of tides means that we will need to cover approximately 35 miles with just a couple of minutes on the beach in France before repeating the ordeal for another 35 odd miles on the return journey to England.
    Between each swim, each of us will be battling sea-sickness on board our pilot boat, Anastasia, and attempting to feed, sleep and warm up while our team mate in the water inches us towards our destination
    Our start date is dependent on the weather. I will post an update as soon as I know it.
    If interested, you can track our progress in real time on the Channel Swimming Pilots’ Federation Website here:
    Select: Anastasia from the list of pilot vessels and enter the relevant date range.
    The team members are funding all costs of the crossing ourselves.
    Many thanks for your support
    Tim, Jamie, Graham, Richard and Steve



    • TIM FRASER8 years ago


      8 years ago

      Sat 16 July: WE MADE IT! Landed at Shakespeare Beach Dover 02.51 on Friday morning. Total return crossing time just under 21 hours. All v cold and tired but elated. Pictures and live updates at: Fuller report to follow. Many thanks to all sponsors

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    • TIM FRASER8 years ago


      8 years ago

      Tuesday 12 Update: Have just heard from pilot, Eddie. Our start time is confirmed. He wants us in Dover at 0445 on Thursday morning for a start at 0515. At least it means we should be swimming in daylight all the way to France- although the return will be tough swimming and landing in the dark!

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    • TIM FRASER8 years ago


      8 years ago

      Tim and Jamie trying to warm up between training swims at Seaford.

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    8 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/23/2016 13.45



    • Becky


      Jul 23, 2016

      Congratulations, well done!


    • Richard Gribbin

      Richard Gribbin

      Jul 14, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Jul 14, 2016

      Good luck to you all.


    • Mary Hall

      Mary Hall

      Jul 13, 2016

      Best of luck from the Hawkins Hall family.


    • Craig


      Jul 11, 2016

      With you in heart / but certainly not in the water - best of luck


    • Dave Lashbrook

      Dave Lashbrook

      Jul 10, 2016

      Go boys ! "Just keep swimming ...." From the Lashbrook family


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    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

    Mid Sussex Marlins Swimming Club is a community sports club with around 900 members of all ages. It offers teaching and competive and fitness swimming and water polo to juniors and Masters, able bodied and disabled alike.

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