Exciting times! This weekend we took our newbie Channel swimmers out for a training session in the English Channel and they were great.
We also had our assessment day for those hoping to join us in our Relay Channel Swim next year.
If you stayed around for the last wave of the Henley Swim Festival mile swim, you would have seen Bryan from SwimTayka swimming with his dog a black labrador named Poppy. This is the first time that a dog has completed the Henley Mile and the crowds certainly came out in force to cheer her on.
Avoiding ferries and tug boats, six swimmers tackled the 21-mile stretch of water to raise money for drowning prevention project.
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.
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
Rose Miles (a keen 11-year-old swimmer) has decided to swim the length of the channel this summer to raise money for SwimTayka. She has set up a TotalGiving page and set herself a target of £750.