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

19 Jul 2012Olympic Torch relay with Channel Swimmers

Olympic Torch relay with Channel Swimmers

Several Channel swimmers feature in the Olympic Torch relay when it went through Dover.

As the Olympic Torch relay made it to Dover, a number of Channel swimmers were torch bearers:

Sam Jones:  CS&PF Solo swimmer and seasoned observer

Katty Batts:  Kathy has more than a dozen relays under her costume, and has a solo booked with the CS&PF this September

Mike Jennings:  Mike swam the Channel solo twice in the 1960's.  He's swimming in a relay (One Foot in the Wave) this Summer with the CS&PF.

Joe Smith:  Former record holder for Oldest Brit to swim the Channel solo.

Sandettie Lightship Observations

7pm, 1st August 2018


Water: 64.8 °F (18.2 °C)

Air: 64.4 °F (18 °C)

Wind Speed: 12.0 kn (22.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: WSW (240°)

Channel Weather 

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