andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

September 4, 2007

2007 09 04 08h00

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 9:06 am

03h00 tomorrow (Wednesday) provisionally confirmed for my swim. 

Weather & water have improved substantially and the high pressure system seems to be arriving slowly (


The first swimmers this neap tide got away between 03h00 & 04h00 this morning. I got up to watch them, thinking that will begin the reset of my body clock for tomorrow’s start, and met an Irish swimmer John with the same idea. From the Varne Ridge lawn at the top of the Dover cliffs we watched the little convoy make it’s timid way into the channel, with the lead boat accompanying a relay swim & getting away from the others.


  1. Hey Andy, the Ratt’s are behind you! Best of the weather to you, and all strength on the day. Cheers, Sarah

    Comment by Sarah — September 4, 2007 @ 9:48 am

  2. HI Andy

    Good luck for tomorrow!

    Comment by Lizelle — September 4, 2007 @ 9:49 am

  3. Hi Andy

    Best of luck for tomorrow . . . looking forward to hearing about your success over a Melissa’s coffee!


    Comment by Tarryn — September 4, 2007 @ 9:55 am

  4. Swim baby swim ./ \. ./ \.

    Comment by mark — September 4, 2007 @ 10:46 am

  5. Hey Andy, go for it boet. We will be thinking of you tommorrow.

    Comment by Stephen van Schoor — September 4, 2007 @ 11:22 am

  6. Watching, waiting, hoping … let’s put paid to unfinished business now! The technophile in the household can’t wait to see the sportstrack in action. Lots of love Doe

    Comment by Di Pfaff — September 4, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

  7. Here’s to the big plunge! Go for it! thinking of you all the way. lol Neece and Don xx

    Comment by Neece and Don — September 4, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

  8. Good luck for your swim. Stay positive while swimming. We will be hoping for a stable day. Regards Barend, Sharon & Aidin

    Comment by Barend Nortje — September 4, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  9. You’ve got the genes. Now you just need the T-shirt.Best of luck. Karen vH

    Comment by Karen van Helden — September 4, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

  10. Good Luck! Hope everything goes according to plan:)

    Comment by Amy Sellick — September 4, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  11. Good luck, we will be holding thumbs for great weather.

    Comment by Renault & Heidi — September 4, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

  12. Go Andy -try to do it in under 24 hours!

    From Richard and the rest of us at the Point.

    We are flying Kevin over to give you some last minute stroke correction, and his usual effusive encouragement.

    Comment by Richard Marcus — September 4, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

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