Happy Wild Swimming English Channel Relay Team
The challenge ahead starts with months if not years of hard training in cold water. Then the big event itself … swimming across the English Channel to France.
Notoriously the crossing is through the busiest sea traffic imaginable, including cross-channel ferries, oil tankers, commercial fishing vessels and privately owned yachts. Add in a mix of waves, gusting winds, changeable tides, stinging jellyfish, sea pollution and strong varying currents … and you’ll understand why so many fail to reach French soil.
However, the ‘happy’ team will be in safe hands as coach Tony Marshall successfully swam his solo crossing last year and is in training for a unique double-crossing solo next year. This year he has trained the 6 swimmers for their relay and has high hopes for success.
One thing is for sure, the team will be staying warm from all the elements this life-changing challenge throws at them as they’ll be huddled inside their Happy Wild Swimming Dryrobes, which are waterproof, towelling insulated for warmth and quick drying and are the perfect individual’s private changing room.
Good luck to the Team!
UPDATE : Slot agreed for w/c 11 July 2016 subject to weather conditions.
From all involved in Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming Caps