Matthew Webb

First person to swim the English Channel 1875,

21 hours 45 minutes

It’s one in the morning on an August night in Dover. Several

boats are bobbing about in the sea in a line parallel to &

just metres away from the stony shore of Shakespeare beach.

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Jersey….Situated just 18 miles from the coast of France, 40 minutes flying time from Gatwick and a manageable ferry trip from the UK south coast, Jersey is one of the best kept secrets in open water swimming.                                                                                    

You made the phone calls, did the research, asked around & finally, with the forms safely in the postman’s bag, it’s job done – you have signed up for that swim.

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