Channel Swim 2013

Sink or Swim

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19/08/2013 at 14:26

ah - thanks.  seems odd that the CSA weren't aware that the pilot was no longer offering his services.

at least you got the deposit back but you must be pretty deflated after all the training

anyway - better luck for next time....

19/08/2013 at 20:27

Robbie, if you are still interested then I might be able to put you in contact with a CSPF pilot who has free slots.  There have been quite a few cancellations this year due to swimmers not realising how much was involved and pulling out when they realise that they haven't done enough training.  Its called the David Walliams Effect.

Did you get your medical and qualifier done as they would be the two main things preventing you from going this year.

19/08/2013 at 23:11

Thanks SuperC and bravo on your recent accomplishment. My pilot pulled out at beggining of year and after failing to secure another suitable slot, the dream was dropped. So sadly I do not have suitable qualifying swim under my belt but thank you anyway. The Channel wont stay on my bucket list for too many more years!

citizen 146    pirate
20/08/2013 at 12:59

swimming is my best tri discipline and if I won the lottery tomorrow I have said I that I would love to swim the channel, that's not the same as doing it , RESPECT. Ps I don't play the lottery anymore just in case .

31/03/2015 at 22:46
01/04/2015 at 13:17
Proven Robbie W wrote (see)

Short.. and to the point..

01/04/2015 at 13:25

Having read the update in the friendly comp thread, I was hoping for a report. I've dreamed of swimming the channel since I was at school, and I'm sure I'll get round to it one day, threads like this give me the inspiration.

01/04/2015 at 15:09

Sorry folks, I had to 'bump' this thread in an attempt to add some credence to my leg pull on the "Familiar Friendly Comp 2015" thread.

Similar to 2013, this didn't happen but on this occasion it was never intended.  Some bought the April Fool, others didn't!

One day I will be writing a report on my (genuine) attempt at a cross channel swim...

01/04/2015 at 15:38

bleh, rubbish! Consider me fooled 


Well, I hope you find time / funds to have another go soon!

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