andy’s english channel swim: august 2007


September 5, 2007

Swim finale

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 7:26 pm

Last SMS " HE’S DONE IT! HE’S DONE IT! HE’S DONE IT! My husband. My Hero. 14 hours"


 

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  1. Bubbly is in the fridge!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS CECILIA, RYANHARDT…….and KING OF THE WATERS………..AANNDDDDDDYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    Comment by Miss James — September 5, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

  2. Jipee,
    My hero too. I am proud. Trudy

    Comment by Trudy Havenga — September 5, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! SO PROUD OF YOU! WELL DONE ANDREW, WELL DONE CECIL FOR YOUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT. Lots of love (and a few tears of happiness). Doe & Dirk. (Cracking open that bottle now, got a jeraboam to share on your return.)

    Comment by Di pfaff — September 5, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

  4. Well done well done well done! Al

    Comment by Alan Langman — September 5, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

  5. Well done! I am proud of you god dad! Casey Havenga

    Comment by Casey Havenga — September 5, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

  6. YAY! WELL DONE ANDY!! BRILLIANT!!

    Comment by Tarryn — September 5, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

  7. Andy, very well done. been watching you all day. far more rivetting than the stock market! Gwyneth Roberts

    Comment by gwyneth — September 5, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

  8. ****
    ******
    ****
    ||
    ||
    / \
    / \
    | moet |
    | |
    | __ |
    |_/ \_|

    Comment by Dirk — September 5, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

  9. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT!!!!

    Comment by Ryan Stramrood — September 5, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

  10. I see the technophile’s enthusiasm has got the better of his perfectionism. Which is probably the way it should be at a time like this.

    Comment by Di pfaff — September 5, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

  11. WELL DONE ANDY!!!!!

    What a brilliant achievement!!

    Cheers

    Motti Lewis

    Comment by Motti Lewis — September 5, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

  12. Andy, this is quite fantastic news, I knew you would do it, but must say that I have resorted to clearing out my garage whilst you swam, so that I could pop in and out to check on your progress (its taken me nearly as long as your swim!!)

    I am SO glad that you and Cecilia are coming up to see me at the weekend, I never thought I could boast to my friends that I was having a successful Channel swimmer to stay - the fridge is stacked!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE ENTIRE TEAM!!!

    With Admiration and Love, Maureen

    Comment by Maureen — September 5, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

  13. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    knew it…just knew you’d do it!! truly proud of you! loads of love Neece and Don xx

    Comment by Neece and Don — September 5, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

  14. Knew you could do it. Can’t wait to see you back in CT at SSI! Absolutely awesome stuff - you are a hero.
    Robyn and Viv

    Comment by Viv Williams — September 5, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

  15. Awesome Andy,Enjoy it must be a great feeling!

    Comment by Kieron — September 5, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

  16. Well done Andy! Brilliant achievement!

    Cheers Myles

    Comment by Myles Wilson — September 5, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

  17. I am truly impressed. Baie geluk Andy. Dit is n groot prestasie. Its a kick for life.

    Gerrit

    Comment by Gerrit Vlok — September 5, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

  18. Yeehaah!Well done . Nice warm up - Can we expect you in the pool on Monday?

    Comment by Richard Marcus — September 5, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

  19. That was an excellent effort Andy
    What a wonderful feeling to know you have buried last years attempt. Well done Cecilia in your unwavering support.
    Murray

    Comment by Murray Dawson — September 5, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

  20. You good thing, you. Sleep well and enjoy breakfast. Dirk & Doe

    Comment by Di Pfaff — September 5, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

  21. Yay yay yay, I have goose bumps - well done and what a feat!!! Good on you for going back and getting what you wanted!!! You are a champ!!!

    Comment by Britt — September 5, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

  22. Well done Andy, great swim.

    Comment by Roy — September 5, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  23. Well done Andy! Champagne waiting. We are so pleased for you. Well done Cecilia, for all your support. We look forward to celebrating with you both.

    Comment by Renault and Heidi — September 5, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

  24. Well done! Outstanding! Enjoy celebrating. Karen

    Comment by Karen van Helden — September 5, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

  25. You are amazing people. Not only would I be incapable of such an astonishing physical feat, but I doubt I would have the selflessness to encourage Dieter in a similar endeavour. At the first sign of a perverse current or a nippy wind, I’d have nagged him out of the water and into some sensible clothes. Well done, you wonderful people! With much love from all of us, Birgitta, Dieter, Rebecca, Clara & Inez
    P.S. Clara was most perturbed by your having reached the French coast, Andy, and wanted to know if you’d started swimming back yet!
    Rebecca is brimming with pride… What an incredible godfather!

    Comment by The Dammanns — September 5, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  26. rushed back from playing baseball in central park to get this exact news. yay yipeee yay.
    congrats, mary, rick , gabe and anton

    Comment by mary pfaff-stengel — September 5, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

  27. Well Done!!!
    It is such an amazing thing to have done! What an achievement! Can’t wait to see you both again.
    Lots of Love, Rebecca xxx

    Comment by Rebecca Dammann — September 5, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

  28. well done andy, great stuff !

    Comment by Steven K — September 6, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  29. Know this is late, but well down Andy, knew u could do it.Hope u c & crew have cracked a bottle of the best.
    Next stop CT for celrebtation…
    lol

    Comment by Sue — September 6, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  30. Well what’s left to say. We all knew you could do it but you still had to get there and now you have. Congrats and enjoy your well deserved rest.
    Liz W

    Comment by Liz Webb — September 6, 2007 @ 5:18 am

  31. more andrew. nou net by die werk gekom.kon nie wag om te sien nie maar het nie een oomblik getwyfel nie. baie baie baie geluk. Cecilia jy kan baie proud wees. nou kan julle huistoe kom en dan twenie toe en ons alles kom vertel. Wonderlik!.

    Baie geluk van Louisa ook.

    Rus en lekker dag vir julle almal.

    Liefde groete Yvonne

    Comment by yvonne — September 6, 2007 @ 5:21 am

  32. WELL DONE ANDY!! Perseverence and determination to be admired by all!!

    Brian says well done too.

    Cheers
    Herda

    Comment by Herda — September 6, 2007 @ 6:08 am

  33. Well done Andy, you’re a machine. legendary stuff
    ;-)

    Comment by Steve — September 6, 2007 @ 7:51 am

  34. A VERY GOOD morning to you and Cecilia. Huge congratulations to you Andy. There was no doubt that you would succeed in this mammoth task! I am so happy for you and can just imagine the smile on your face. Elation takes on a whole new meaning! I know how proud Cecelia is feeling. Bask in your glory - you truly deserve to. Don’t forget to write your name on the wall at the White Horse. Hugh would love it if you can write as close to his name as possible. Enjoy the rest of your stay and I look forward to the celebrations when you return. Lots of love. Fran.

    Comment by hugh tucker — September 6, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  35. Awesome awesome awesome Andy, well done mate, congratulations so happy for you……………same again next year????

    Comment by Peter Scorer — September 6, 2007 @ 8:28 am

  36. Well done Andy. What’s next?

    Comment by Mandy — September 6, 2007 @ 8:36 am

  37. Well done and well deserved!!!!!

    Comment by Mandi — September 6, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  38. Well done!

    Comment by Lizelle — September 6, 2007 @ 8:44 am

  39. Well done Andy - didn’t do much work yesterday keeping up with your progress!! beebs

    Comment by Monique van Heerden — September 6, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  40. What a massive achievement! You are an inspiration to those just starting out in their Open Water endeavours.

    Comment by Chris — September 6, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  41. Congratulations, Andy! I hope you won’t give up on Camps Bay. Breakfast is on me. And no more wetsuit for me, either!
    Terry

    Comment by Terry Griffin — September 6, 2007 @ 9:47 am

  42. So for how long would you like your next massage session to be??? This one is on the house….

    Congrats from Michelle and myself..

    Cu back in town.

    Comment by lindsey — September 6, 2007 @ 10:01 am

  43. Congratulations!!!!!!! So, when does the training start for Everest? :)

    Comment by Amy Sellick — September 6, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  44. Congratulations on a fantastic and very well deserved achievement.
    Regards,
    Graham

    Comment by Graham van der Spuy — September 6, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  45. Dear Andy and Cecelia
    Wonderful news, well done, we are so impressed!
    Sally , Richard and Seb Pooler

    Comment by Sally Hugo-Hamman-Pooler — September 6, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

  46. Well done Andy…awesome! See you back in Cape Town. Can’t wait to hear all the details.

    Megan

    Comment by Megan — September 7, 2007 @ 7:59 am

  47. Better late than never in my response…awesome achievement..we all followed the whole way…what a ………for letting the Sportstrack die. We thought you were in srious …………. See you at Camps Bay for a cool down !
    Andrew

    Comment by Andrew Chin — September 7, 2007 @ 9:23 am

  48. well done Andy, absolutely stoked for you!

    Damian

    Comment by Damian — September 7, 2007 @ 9:39 am

  49. Baie geluk ou maat. Well done. Jy’t so hard gewerk hiervoor.
    Burre

    Comment by Burger — September 7, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

  50. Andy you are Fantastic and Cecilia and support crew. An Incredible feat. You deserve all the praise.
    I wouldn’t even go for a dip in Dover as it’s sooo cold!
    Well done - Well deserved
    Ali

    Comment by Alistair Rose Uncle Ali — September 9, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

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