andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 22, 2007

2007 08 22 Wednesday

Filed under: Dover — andy @ 12:01 pm

Cecilia landed at Heathrow this morning and I fly tonight, and then on to Dover on Friday.

Weather permitting, I hope to get a swim in the spring tides next week (27/8 - 3/10)(see UK tide table ). If not, then I’m back into 3rd slot for the following neap tide (4/10 - 10/10).

SportsTrack has kindly made one of their newest handheld units available for this swim. This will provide near-live progress of my swim to be tracked on the web at this link which will go live when the swim starts. 

2008 08 19

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 11:50 am


Wrapped up last week of training at home with the usual Sunday 1.6km swim at Camps Bay in 14.5 degree water, and then went accross to the 50m Pavillion pool and did a quick 1 km lapping spot on target tempo of 1min 40 per 100m. That tempo equates to 10h00 for the Channel, which some of the best South African swimmers like Steve Klugman and John Dickerson have done - feed breaks, tides, weather etc all included. Me - I’m just aiming to finish the swim this time. Some sunshine  & conditions where I can see a coast - any coast - would be nice!