andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

July 17, 2006

Week 2006 07 16

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 11:29 am



One month until the beginning of my window of 16-23 August. I visited Dover exactly a year ago, when the photo left above was taken; I would pay good money for conditions like that in a month!

Last week felt good. Finished Friday morning’s 4.5km squad session with 20 x 25m - Murray & Damien swimming relays against me in the squad session; I hope the irrational exuberance doesn’t count against me next week. An easy 3 x 1.5km on Saturday in a coolish (sub-15 degrees) Pavillion, and another easy sea swim on Sunday (the usual 14 degrees) with the usual friends - Andrew, Ram (just back from a 20km swim down the Sea of Galilea), Herda, Melanie, Hester & Motti.

Coincidently, I finished my first sea swim with Hester & Motti 4 years ago (centre photo), and also swam my first Robben Island swim with Hester (photo right). I have not lost any weight since then - probably something to do with all the supplements that I take with & between meals - but I optimistically believe that I have "re-distributed" some of it!   


  1. Wow Andy! I am so impressed. Good luck with the remaining training!

    Comment by Tanis — July 18, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

  2. Hi Andy, this is fascinating stuff. Charles and I will be cheering for you!! All the best.

    Comment by Amelia Keefer — July 19, 2006 @ 1:46 pm

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