As part of any English Channel swim whether it be a solo or a relay, you will need to meet criteria to successfully register with the relevant Channel Swimming Association organisation to make your swim attempt. A relay swimmer needs to complete proof of a two hour swim done in water temperature of 60 degrees and under (no wetsuit allowed, only swim hat, goggles and standard swim suit to the crotch). The solo swimmer has to complete a six hour swim to qualify to swim the English Channel
Many swimmers have difficulty finding places to complete their swims safely and suitable people who can verify them. Here at Get Set 4 Swimming, we offer two and six hour qualifying swims for the English Channel. They are mostly done at Windermere either during a one to one booked session or at one of the Open Water and Channel Swim Training camps which run during the summer months.
Remember, you can complete your qualifying swim up to 12 months in advance, meaning for example you could do a Windermere swim, for your English Channel swim the next.
Here is an example from one of the many successful swimmers completing their English Channel Qualifying Swim on Windermere:
That’s what is called a ‘smart swimmer Please do get in touch now to get your slot arranged.
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