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Dover Coastguards page on the MCA (Marine Coastguard Agency) web site with information reference Channel Crossing attempts. Click on the "unorthodox crossing" area. http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-hm_coastguard/channel_navigation_information_service_(cnis).htm

Swim sites
Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation ----------- www.channelswimming.net
For information on the CS&PF and swimming the English Channel

Jersey swimming club -------------- www.jerseyseaswims.org
For information on round the Island swim -

Isles of Scilly to Landsend swim Successfully swam for the first time in 1998 by Alison Streeter MBE. The pilot was Steve Hicks from the Silly Isles with his boat MV Seahorse. & the North Channel Swimbetween Northern Ireland and Scotland. For information on both these swims contact Freda & Alison Streeter at mailto:engchannelqueen@aol.com tel. 01737 823394

Manhattan Island Swim www.nycswim.org For information on the this very popular 28.5 mile swim held in June or July every year (water temp 60°F to 70°F), and other swims that are connected with it. -- These are; Little Red Lighthouse Swim 7.8 miles from the George Washinton Bridge to Chelsea Pier at 23street. The Great hudson River Swim 1 mile loop and a 2.8mile course from 79th street boat basin to Chelsea Piers at 23 street. The Race for the River 2.4 mile course from the World Financial centre to Chelsea piers at 23 street. --- The mailing Address is --Manhattan Island Foundation, P O Box 959, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023. USA. mailto:info@nycswim.org

Chesapeake Bay Swim http://www.lin-mark.com & http://www.bayswim.com 4.4 miles following the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland - hejd in early June. (water temp 64°F to 72°F). Contact name; Charles Nabit, Race Director - Tel 410-783-5482 for information.

Randy Nutt e-mail info@randynutt.comI Web site www.aquamoonadventures.com Open water event creation and directing, specializing in the Caribbean and US. Randy is also available as Kayak support, consultant and trainer for your next big swim..NEW -- Bonaire EcoSwim 8th Annual December 6th 2008. 10K : 5K : 3K : 1K & 2Kx2 person relay. --- NEW -- Bermuda Round the Sound Swim October 19th 2008 10K : 7.25K : 4K : 2K : 0.8K Information and Enrty for both events www.aquamoonadventures.com 2615 NW 99 Ave. Coral springs. Florida 33065 USA.info@randynutt.com

Boston Light swim A 10 mile swim held during the 3rd week of August from Boston Light through the Boston harbour islands to L street beach. This is one of the oldest open water swims in the USA. (water temp 53°F to 68°F) -- Contact is John Langton Jr., 369 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02145 USA -- mailto:jlangton@erols.com

Catalina Channel Swimming Federation www.swimcatalina.org & www.lajollacoveswimclub.org
Sec. John York - Catalina Channel Swimming Federation - Ocean Crystal Seafoods PO box 1358 Cambria CA 93428. Tel (805) 927 0604 -- e-mail c/o jakamo@earthlink.netl other contacts -- Bob West West:lajollabob@yahoo.com & Dave Clark -- dclark@spawar.navy.mil

Irish Long Distance Swimming www.ildsa.com
Richard Timms is running this site & www.youcanswim.com reference the Irish swimming events etc.

Elan Round the Sound Long Distance Swimathon - Bermuda Four distances - 2 - 4 - 7.25 & 10 Km. Contact Kevin Insley at kinsley@elancorp.com
Zurich Lake swim Contact address is -- Mrs Profulla Nocker, Sri Chimnoy Marathon Team, Postfach 1377, 8040 Zurich, Switzerland. tel 0041 1 731 1200 fax. 0041 1 731 1275

24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim On Saturday April 21st 2001 the 4th swim of this now annual event will take place. For entry form see http://distancematters.com/marathon/ or contact -- Ron Collins, Distance Matters Inc, 1920 Cobblestone Way, Clearwater, FL 33760. (voice: 727.531.7999) -- (fax:727.524.9399) toll free: 1.888.524.7803 --- e-mail mailto:president@distancematters

Information Sites & e-mail addresses


Marcia Cleveland - Doversolo@aol.com This is the place to go if you want a copy of her book "Doversolo" -- a record of her solo swim of the English Channel. Marcia is involved with the Manhattan swim and has many other US contacts.


Dover Harbour Board - www.doverport.co.ukGeneral information site for Dover Harbour.

Abilio Coutohttp://www.abiliocouto.cjb.netAbilio swam the English Channel in 1958 in 12 hours 45 mins and then two more times in 1959. This site details Abilio's swim and his other achievments and cantains photos, reports & documents etc.

Oceanswims.com An Australian site run bu Paul Ellercamp (e-mail ocean@oceanswims.com ) - full of interesting information, have a look for yourself. If you want to know what is going on in the world of open water swimming down under or want to connect with one of the many swim sites this is the place to start lookinghttp://www.oceanswims.com

ASA - Amature Swimming Association web site is http://www.swimming.org

British Long Distance Swimming Assocciation This is an interesting site run by Maurice Ferguson and full of open water swimming information.
http://www.BLDSA.org.uk e-mail mailto:maurice@fer1.fsnet.co.uk

Dover Museum - Channel Swim History http://www.dover.gov.uk/museum/resource/swim/swim3.htm Dover museum is well worth a vist if you are in Dover - the site has some early history of Channel swimming. -- see the other links on this site as well

http://www.swimmeronline.comThis site has links to a large number of swim sites and is the site of Rondale's Swimmer Magazine which is full of information for the swimmer. Have a look. It's base is 920 Kline Street, La Jolla, California (CA 92037)


http://www.swimtrek.com -- Swimming Holidays site run by channel Swimmers.

Other sites

Mike Griggs - Mike has been photographing swimmers at Dover for many years. He has a good collection if you are looking for a picture. www.mikegriggs.co.uk e-mail mikegriggs@hotmail.com

Total Swim newsletter This is the official news letter of Total Immersion based in the USA. It is a free newsletter for swimmers and coaches that is only avalible on line at www.totalimmersion.net


Guest houses & Accomodation in Dover Area
Victoria Guest House - e-mail wham101496@aol.comBill & Audrey Hamlin are the owners of this guest house at the bottom of Castle Hill in Dover, about 400 mtrs from the harbour training beach. They have looked after swimmers for many years now and know their needs. Address -- 1 Laureston Place, Dover, Kent CT16 1QX. -- tel: 00 44 (0) 1034 205140

Hubert House - -e-mail huberthouse@btinternet.com Jennie and Peter Hanson are the owners of this guest house at the bottom of Castle hill in Dover, also about 400 mtrs from the harbour training beach. They have looked after swimmers for a long time now and are a meeting place for swimmers who want to chat, eat and drink. They are next door to the White Horse pub.
Aaddress -- 9 Castle Hill Road, Dover. Kent -- tel +44 1304 202253

Castle House - -e-mail dimechr@aol.com Rodney & Elizabeth Dimech are the owners of this guest house at the bottom of Castle hill in Dover, also about 400 mtrs from the harbour training beach. They have looked after swimmers for a long time. Address - 1 Castle Hill Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1QW. tel - 00 44 (1) 304 201656

Dover Tourist information office www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk Tel -- 00 44 (0) 1304 205108 -- The information centre can help with accomodation addresses and other facilities. They are open from 9am to 6 pm UK time Monday to Saterday. As well as their web site you can get an accomodation brochour by telephoning 00 44 (0) 1455 852500
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