Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fancy a BIG challenge? English Channel Swim!

Dear Swimmers

Please be advised that we are now seeking applications for swimmers who have always dreamed of swimming the English Channel (all 38km of it in ~15 degree waters!). We tentatively discussed this with the Rottnest Solo group earlier this year, but we are now looking to make this a big aim for those daring few - me included!

We have teamed up with 7 time World Champion and 5 time winner of the mighty 48km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, Shelley Taylor-Smith ( http://www.championmindset.com.au/inspire.htm ) and Philip Rush ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Rush ) the current world record holder for two and three-way crossings of the Channel - amazing stuff! I'm sure you'd agree that this combination will quite literally be world class! Together we hope to build a really strong training group for this event in true "TEAM CORE" style!

We plan to do the Channel in July / August 2011. We are seeking expressions of interest from within the squad (or friends) at this stage as boats / skippers will need to be booked well in advance (i.e. very soon!)...not to mention to amount of training required!

One of our squad members, Mark Scanlon, has been confirmed for an attempt on the Channel in 2010 and we know he will pave the way for a successful trip for the rest of us a year later!

So, if you're keen, drop me an email back by replying to this message and we'll arrange to meet up as a group for a casual meeting to start proceedings, discuss travel and event costs and logistics etc in the next fortnight.

Exciting stuff!



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