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

Pilot - Neil Streeter 

Neil Streeter -

Phone: +44 (0) 1737 823 394 - Mobile +44 (0) 7740 684 366 

Welcome to Team SUVA, an exclusive club of like-minded swimmers and supporters. Son of the Channel General, Freda Streeter, brother of Queen of The Channel, Alison Streeter MBE, Neil has been escorting Channel Swimmers for over 12 years.  An open water swimmer himself from the age of 12, with ‘Oceans’ of certificates from his junior days, Neil has been around boats and swimmers for most of his life.

His escort boat is 'Suva', a 37ft Steel Trawler Yacht motor cruiser. She has RYA/MCA Small Commercial Craft & Workboat registration: Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven).

Neil’s crew is Adrian Piddock and Sam Jones. Quiet and resolute, Adrian is a safe pair of hands who also has a swimming background. Sam is a two-time solo Channel swimmer with many other open water swims under her belt. A member of Dover Lifeboat crew, Sam knows what swimmers go through during a Channel swim.

Track Neil and Suva on our live swim tracking page.

  • Suva since 2014 refurbishment

    Suva since 2014 refurbishment

  • Suva



Sandettie Lightship Observations

3am, 14th December 2017

Water: 49.6 °F (9.8 °C)

Air: 32.0 °F (0 °C)

Wind Speed: 32.1 kn (59.4 km/h)

Wind Direction: W (270°)

Channel Weather