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CHALLENGE

We’re all in awe of Channel swimmer Sophie

Anybody who’s heard about the feat of Channel swimmer Sophie Etheridge cannot fail to be amazed at her resilience.

Sophie, an adaptive swimmer using only her arms, completed the challenge in 29 hours and 4 minutes, which is believed to be a world record for the longest crossing.

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Diabetes proves no barrier for long distance swimmer

When Mark Holmes was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2021, he thought his open water
swimming days were over, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. Two years on, and with several
long-distance swims under his belt, he’s as passionate now as ever and attributes his swimming to
helping maintain his health and mental wellbeing.

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Preparing for a Channel Relay swim for SwimTayka

Getting into the cold sea at Dover for a swim may not be everyone’s idea of a great weekend. In fact, it’s possibly more ‘wet’ than ‘great’.

But for the intrepid members of this year’s SwimTayka Channel Relay teams it’s an essential part of their training, and one they all embraced with relish.

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Meet Team SwimTayka

Learn all about some of the incredible people working behind the scenes for our charity.

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Five brave rough seas to complete Channel relay

One year late – because of Covid – plus the 17 hours and 18 minutes it took to swim across, and an intrepid group of five Channel relay swimmers are among the latest to complete this mammoth feat.

Taking turns of swimming an hour at a time, braving force 5 winds, and coping with seasickness, the team taking part in aid of swim charity SwimTayka can now add their names to the history books of cross-Channel relay swimmers.

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Join Lake 62 Open Water Swim for SwimTayka

We’re excited to announce our partnership with LPS Events at their Lake 62 Open Water Swim 2021. We have 10 FREE spaces for participants to raise money for our charity!

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Thames Marathon: Taking the Plunge for SwimTayka

When the intrepid Thames Marathon swimmers take to the water in August some will have more than just the swim ahead on their minds.

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We’re challenging you to swim the English Channel, virtually, with Compete Impossible

An exciting opportunity for SwimTayka! Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and Compete Impossible have teamed up to raise money for SwimTayka. For every mile that you swim in June and July, £1 will be donated to SwimTayka. 

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The English Channel conquered

On Friday 14th August at 5:09 am a team of six swimmers swam from Shakespeare’s beach in Dover, England with the epic challenge of swimming all the way to France.

A tremendous team effort. The weather was bleak, and the jellyfish were out in their swarms, but the sea was glassy, and they flew across.

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Channel Relay Swim set for August

We have a date for our Channel Relay Swim and we are just a tiny bit excited. Subject to the right weather conditions we will be heading out of Dover and towards France on the 18th August under the watchful eye of the amazing Eddie Spelling onboard Anastasia Love Swimming The Channel

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