As for genuine seasickness, consult your doctor or pharmacist for medication but do not try this for the first time on the day of your swim. The water is cold and you are strongly advised to acclimatize to it, there is a good chance of meeting jellyfish, seaweed and the occasional plank of wood. shall rotate in the same order throughout the swim. a take-over must be made within five minutes of the ending of the preceding swimmer's leg -and to effect the take-over the new swimmer shall swim up from behind the preceding swimmer.
So don’t worry about your time. Remember that on the day you choose, it is FINALLY YOUR DECISION, as to whether you embark on a swim or not, don't blame the pilot, you are not being bullied, cajoled or persuaded, your pilot is only offering you his best judgement and considered opinion, no-one is stopping you from obtaining a second, third or even a fourth opinion. It may not seem like it at the time, but there is always another day. Speak with other swimmers and a physiotherapist and learn about your shoulder which is one of the most complex joints in your body. Many of the ships passing through the Strait are large, some up to nearly 350m in length, some weighing in excess of 300,000 tonnes, some carrying dangerous cargoes and some travelling at over 40 knots. Privacy | Terms, http://www.wada-ama.org/en/World-Anti-Doping-Program/Sports-and-Anti-Doping-Organizations/International-Standards/Prohibited-List/. How do I acclimatise for the cold English Channel water? The total payable to the Channel Swimming Association Ltd to register a One-Way Relay Swim is approximately £425.00, (see Information/Registration Pack). Goggles, Spare Cap, Swimming Costume is handy, Spare Clothing, adequate Toweling, Blanket or Sleeping Bag, Food, Light Sticks, Grease... (this is by no means a complete list!!). When you book a swim with a CSA escort pilot, you will be given a swim window, (which is the optimal window).......lets say the 12-17th September and you will be given a swim position......let’s say number 3. The fastest swim is a little over 7 hours and the slowest nearly 27 hours. It takes time to develop "sea legs" and the best way to do this is by spending time at sea. With the recent surge in popularity of triathlons and swimming in open water events there has been an increasing incidence of SIPE. The CSA Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening usually takes place on the first Saturday in November and for the last 10 years or so, has been held at the Dover Town Hall. We know of one supplier, for further information contact - Evelyn Frantzeskou at email@example.com. The Observer will have to approve the costume and cap. I am an amputee, I heard that I could not receive any help when getting on the boat? What if the CSA Official Observer does not turn up? Many people add as much as 10kgs or 20 pounds leading up to the swim. For further information please contact the Secretary, who will in turn put you in touch with the Observer Liaison Officer. Privacy | Terms. Make sure that you are at least 16 years old at the commencement of the solo swim. The passage of these ships is further complicated by strong tides, sandbanks, shoals and cross channel traffic. You need to be ready to swim BOTH before the 12th, or if conditions prevent swims taking place during the selected window, then after the 17th. All rights reserved. The Administration fee covers all the Associations running costs and is Non Refundable. Staff at swimming pools frequently have current information regarding local swimmers. Grease ('Channel Swimmer's Grease') is now very difficult to obtain locally and you should experiment to find out what is most suitable for you and be prepared to make up your own blend. If you are unhappy with that arrangement you are within your rights to refuse to start the swim, but if you commence the swim you are deemed to have accepted this arrangement and the pilot appointed observer. The aim of the Vaseline is not for insulation but to stop sores developing in areas which chafe during your swim. If you intend to enter France instead of returning to England, you will need to enter as a normal visitor and comply with all the usual regulations (AND inform the CSA and your pilot well in advance that this is your plan). It has been reported in scuba divers, apnea (breath hold) free-diving competitors, combat swimmers, Channel swimmers and triathletes. As we all become ever more safety conscious the “CSA Safer Swim Float” is becoming more and more popular. Can I take my own assistants/friends/supporters with me? The English Channel is one of the world's busiest stretches of water for marine traffic. You can register as early as you like for a swim. It is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world with 600 tankers passing through and 200 ferries/seacats and other vessels going across daily.
When is the best time to swim the Channel?
When you have done this, the certificate will be sent to the calligrapher to be prepared.
During the Swim season (July to September) you may expect the temperature to range from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius. The CSA resolved on the 26th November 2000 that Solo swimmers must be 16 years or older on the day the swim commences. You should expect to prepare for and complete more than one six hour swim.It is another part of the CS&PF "Duty of Care" and Health and safety risk assessment. Where he may stand or sit for up to 10 minutes. nautical miles per hour); however, on either side of Cap Gris Nez, the French Coastline drops away, so, if you do not reach land at the Cap you have further to go to make landfall. Please budget an additional £75, you won't regret it. Latest Observations from Sandettie3 November 2020, 5am. The swimmer must, as soon as his feet touch the ground, land as directly as possible.
Some cover themselves liberally to keep out the cold as much as possible ... others just apply Grease to the 'rubbing' areas (neck/shoulders, arm-pits, groin, etc). Your Swim will then be ratified and entered into the Official Record Books. It is too cold for most sharks ... and sightings are so rare that you won't need a cage!
Do not consume alcohol as it takes 48 hours for your body to completely process alcohol from your system. This is likely to be in the region of £700-1200. The role of the Channel Swimming Association is to help you with the arrangements for your swim. The English Channel is a unique and demanding swim, considered by many to be the ultimate long distance challenge.
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