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

Shay [James] Dillon swim on 19 July 1999

Swimmer
NameDillon, Shay [James]
GenderM
Age37
County/StateDublin
CountryIreland
Swim
Date19 Jul 1999
No of Ways, Leg, Direction1-way, 1st, E/F
Swim Time, Departure, Arrival15:25:00, 04:25:00, 19:50:00
Ratifying OrganisationCSA
Swim Crew and Support
Pilot, BoatM. Oram, Aegean Blue
ObserverM. Cattor
TrainerJohn Fortune; Mick Kennedy
Miscellaneous
CommentConditions were very good for first 3-4 hours and Mike Oram expected me to come in approx under 11 hours but conditions suddenly deteriorated and a lot of the swim was covered in force 4-5. I had a shoulder injury which acted up in the ninth hour of swim and the rough conditions would not have helped this.

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