andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 6, 2007

2007 08 05

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 6:36 pm


The last chart just shows what all the diet supplements can do when training volume drops. No thanks for coach Brian Button for insisting that I get on the scale!

My friend Barend Nortje ( left for Dover on the weekend. Last year Barend lowered the South African record for swimming the English Channel by an hour to 8 hours 59 seconds. Seconding him will be Dion woodbourne, who has also swum the English Channel (

Barend has a SportsTrack handheld real-time tracking unit on loan from local swimming enthusiast (the understatement of the season) Ram Barkai. This will be on Barend’s boat, and should enable us to follow his swimming progress real-time on the web. I will post logon etc details as I receive them. See

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