Weekly Roundup: English Channel Swimmers (June 3 - June 12, 2024)

Weekly Roundup: English Channel Swimmers (June 3 – June 12, 2024)

Celebrating First-Time Crossings and Relays

Here’s a summary of the latest swimmers who have braved the English Channel this past week. Congratulations to all participants for their remarkable achievements!

June 3, 2024

Team Wimereux

  • Swimmers: Laurent Degrave, Antoine Courtecuisse, Fabrice Decréquy
  • Country: France
  • Type/Route: Relay (3 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 3rd June 2024, 10:31 PM
  • Time: 15:15 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Stuart Gleeson / Sea Leopard
  • Observer: Jon Miell
  • Coach: Thomas Criquelion
  • Association: CSA

June 6, 2024

Eva Buzo

  • Country: Australia – Albanian descent
  • Type/Route: Solo, 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 6th June 2024
  • Time: 10:49 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Eddie Spelling / Pegasus
  • Association: CS&PF
  • Note: Landed in France on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, the first swimmer to complete a crossing on D-Day. First woman to ever swim the channel this early in the year. A seal swam directly underneath her and popped its head up in front of her. Eva nicknamed the seal Trudy after Trudy Ederle who, in 1926, was the first woman to swim the English Channel. @evabuzo

June 11, 2024

Adele Benson

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Type/Route: Solo, 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024, 6:08 PM
  • Time: 15:13 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Reg & Ray Brickell / Viking Princess II
  • Observer: R. Brickell
  • Association: CSA
  • Note: She swim to raise funds for Maggie’s, a charity that offers free support to people with cancer and their loved ones. Currently she has raised over £2800.

Christian Delobelle

  • Country: France
  • Type/Route: Solo, 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024, 5:41 PM
  • Time: 14:28 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Andy and James King / Louise Jane II
  • Observer: Adam King
  • Association: CSA

The OxSeaLotls

  • Swimmers: Emma Carter-Biggs, Sophie Smith, Sarah Marsland Leach, Ella Godwin
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Type/Route: Relay (4 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024, 5:22 PM
  • Time: 15:20 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Stuart Gleeson / Sea Leopard
  • Observer: Simon Green
  • Association: CSA

The Remaining Three

Swimmers: Frazer Harper, Marcus Burgess, Sean Feehan, Jack Baron

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Type/Route: Relay (4 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024, 2:22 PM
  • Time: 13:07 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Peter Reed / Rowena
  • Observer: Aaron Reed
  • Association: CSA

Kent Lassman

  • Country: USA
  • Type/Route: Solo, 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024
  • Time: 13:27 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Eddie Spelling / Pegasus
  • Association: CS&PF

Sailish Selkies

  • Swimmers: Heidi Skrzypek, Chelsea Lee, Erin O’Regan, Mary Sue, Mary Singer, Mary Robinson
  • Country: USA
  • Type/Route: Relay (6 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 11th June 2024
  • Time: 13:50 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Robert Thompson / Anastasia
  • Association: CS&PF

June 12, 2024

Bluetits 1

  • Swimmers: Makala Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Eva Rees, Laura Voller, Jessica Cox, Jemima Richardson, Sian Richardson
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Type/Route: Relay (7 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 12th June 2024, 7:55 PM
  • Time: 17:24 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Stuart Gleeson / Sea Leopard
  • Observer: Simon Green
  • Association: CSA

John Dolce

  • Country: United States
  • Type/Route: Solo, 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 12th June 2024, 4:47 PM
  • Time: 14:46 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Fred and Harry Mardle / Masterpiece
  • Observer: Jim Taylor
  • Association: CSA

Misneach

  • Swimmers: Andrea Judge Guy, Grace McLaughlin, Nuala Glynn, Jane Reilly, Anna Reilly, Penny Nicholson
  • Country: Ireland
  • Type/Route: Relay (6 Swimmers), 1 way / England to France
  • Completed: 12th June 2024, 3:26 PM
  • Time: 12:03 (pending ratification)
  • Pilot/Vessel: Andy and James King / Louise Jane II
  • Observer: Adam King
  • Association: CSA

Congratulations to all the swimmers for their incredible achievements! Stay tuned for more updates and inspiring stories from the world of open water swimming.

Photo credits: CSA, CS&PF

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