Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

30 Aug 2020Nik Haynes's Super Fast Backstroke Swim

On 7 August 2020, Nicholas (Nik) Haynes took 12 hours 52 mins 41 secs  to complete a swim of the English Channel using just backstroke.

Every single stroke was judged to be proper ASA approved backstroke, which is a phenomenal achievement.

His time means he is the fastest backstroke swimmer to swim the English Channel.

Sandettie Lightship Observations

5pm, 21st April 2021


Water: 46.8 °F (8.2 °C)

Air: 46.0 °F (7.8 °C)

Wind Speed: 19.0 kn (35.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: NNE (20°)

Channel Weather 

Our 2020 season award winners have been sharing some lovely photos with their awards. Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/kpBbtsDX4N

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