JLDSC NEWS (LATEST AT THE TOP)
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07/08/2017 - Ian Holt
Ian Holt returned to the island to complete a round Jersey swim. He started in the early hours with Martin Powell and Adrian Follain piloting club boat 'Sea Swimmer 2'. Ian successfully completed the swim in a time of 13 hours 47 minutes.
Jersey to France successes
There have been a number of successful Jersey to France swims during the first week of August.
Finishing in early hours of the morning Katherine Lowe finished in a fantastic time of 6 hours 42 minutes to equal the overall ladies record. The following morning, Simon 'Haircut' O'Donoghue, Craig Swart and Toni Bucholz (known as the three amigos) set out from La Coupe aiming for French land. Simon finished first in a time of 8 hours 8 minutes, shortly followed by Craig in a time of 8 hours 11 minutes. Toni finished further south in a time of 8 hours 42 minutes.
A week later and there was another break in the weather allowing Sze-Ming Cheung to complete the crossing in a time of 10 hours 33 minutes with Matthew Clarke of Lionheart. There was a quick turn around at the slipway to get back out with committee member Alice Harvey who had a gutsy swim to finish in 6 hours 43 minutes, just one minute from the ladies record.
31/07/17 - Sally receives Churchill Award
The JLDSC are proud to announce Sally Minty-Gravett MBE was awarded the Churchill award for courage by William Bailhache at the Bailiff's Chambers.
25/07/17 - Kate Robarts
Kate Robarts successfully completed a round Jersey swim in a time of 10 hours 56 minutes. There were some tough conditions on the north coast that Kate had to battle through to complete her amazing swim.
16/07/17 - Andy Truscott
After the success of the Better Late Than Never relay team Andy Truscott set out to attempt a solo Jersey to France 2-way swim. Andy was piloted by Matthew Clarke of Lionheart and had an experienced crew with him. He had a very tough end to the swim as a result of tidal movement but Andy successfully completed the swim in a time of 16 hours 39 minutes and became the first person to complete a solo Jersey - France - Jersey.
09/07/2017 - Anke Tinnefeld
Congratulations to Anke who swum around Jersey at the weekend. She had a tough end to the swim after the wind picked up on the north coast. Anke finished the swim in 12 hours dead and becomes the first German to complete the swim.
03/07/2017 - Better Late Than Never
Relay team 'Better Late Than Never' became the first relay to swim a 2-way Jersey to France. They were escorted by pilot Matt Clarke of Lionheart Pilotage and swum through the night to reach the French coast in 7 hours 57 minutes before turning around and swimming back to Jersey. They touched in below White Rock (north east corner/top right on the map!) in a fantastic time of 16 hours 7 minutes. A huge congratulations to all team members - Adrian Follain, Jenny FitzGerald, Martin Powell, Fay De Gruchy, John Asplet and Chantelle Rose.