Raising over £5,000 for charity by swimming round Jersey, Summer 2022

August 29, 2022

I was delighted to be part of the recent Jersey relay team (Team MAD (Rachel Hughes and Trisha Harvey)along with guest star (Gary Potter)  to have completed the relay swim round Jersey with each of us swimming 1 hour slots.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands with a circumference of 42 miles has the third-largest tidal range in the world.  On a spring tide, the difference between low and high tide can be almost 12 m, which compares to only 2-5m experienced by English coasts. This means that at certain point each month during the summer, it is possible to swim round the island in an anti-clockwise direction. The swim starts and finishes from St Catherine’s breakwater, St Helier (capital of Jersey) and is a favourite spot for swimmers. Swim slots are available between June and September with a water temperature of 18 C.

We had a stunning day for the swim (29th July 2022) raising more than £5,000 for Maggie’s Centre Glasgow and completed the swim in 10 hours 42 minutes.

Figure 1: Sunrise at St Helier at the start of the swim

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