Swimming achievements 2009

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Traditional rules: swimming costume, hat and goggles, no aids

English Channel solo swim 21miles from England to France

  • Brad Andersen -10hrs 34mins - 31st July
  • Harry Barker (aged 19) - 11hrs 37mins - 31st July more…
  • Carl Richards - 13hrs 05mins - 31st July

Two way Windemere – 21 miles overnight

  • Ben Pennington - 10hrs 05mins – 2nd place
  • Giles Meyer -10hrs 23mins – 3rd place more…

Baltic Sea (? miles from Germany to Denmark)

  • Giles Meyer World Record time of 4hrs 51mins. more

Gibraltar Straits solo 9 miles from Europe to Africa

  • Tom Hudson – 3hrs 34 mins more…
  • Simon Murie – 3hrs 34 mins

Hellespont 3 miles from Europe to Asia

  • Margy Sullivan - age-group winner more…
  • Egg Sullivan

Champion of Champions, Dover harbour, June
5 miles, then 3miles, then 1 mile

  • Giles Meyer 3rd Man

Lake Bala, Wales, 6miles

  • Giles Meyer 4th Man
  • Katie Goodall

Exmouth Fairway Buoy - 2.5 miles “rough” weather course - 7 June

  • Ben Pennington - 2nd Man, 2nd overall - 55.21 mins
  • Giles Meyer - 4th Man, 5th overall - 56.40 mins
  • Brad Andersen - 6th Man, 7th overall- 59.06 mins
  • Tom Hudson - 10th Man, 13th overall - 62.03 mins more…

Brighton Pier to Pier, 1km against the tide

  • Jason Shaw - winner of the D Smith Cup