Having completed part 1 and 2 of the 3 SWIMS of Europe (Swimming the Gibraltar Straits and the English Channel) in the summer of 2016 I completed the trilogy of Europe’s most iconic swims July 2017. The final swim was between Europe and Asia by swimming the Bosphous , Istanbul ,Turkey on 23rd July 2017.
I managed to film from within the water during the event.
When I set out on this Two-way attempt of the English Channel on 24th August 2016 I was expecting a crossing in the region of 26 to 30 hours but as many who watched the boat tracker amazingly from all around the World an epic swim unfolded over two days and nights only for me to fall so agonisingly short. Below is a brief match report covering the key stages of the swim and my thoughts during 42 hour and 92.3-miles travelling and how I feel about that elusive last mile
This a video of Mick's successful solo swim around Jersey (11th August 2013) becoming the 86th person to do so and in a time of 11 hours and 20 minutes. Supported all the way round by his family on dry land ,along with friends who lived on the Island and his teenage sons as part of his crew.
This was a video produced to help publicise the event.
This is our journey from Marble Arch (London,UK) to Arc d'Triomphe (Paris ,France) for the Charity EACH (East Anglia Children's Hospice). To make it a challenge worth sponsoring (in addition to the great cause) we decided to do it in less than 24 hours from start to finish rather than the usual 3 or 5 days.
A Summary videos of Mick's successful partisipation in the 26th Marathon Des Sables
The is the video of SEA6 swim across the English Channel on 21st July 2010 in aid of the children's charity SPARKS. Great fun,Great squad, Great cause!
This is the tour video of Mick and Pauls 'Codgers World Tour (UK leg)'. They cycled the length of the UK from John O'Groats to Landsend in aid of the charity Alzheimers Society.
This is a clip of The Lake Windermere Two Way Open Water Swimming Race 2009 (MONSTER SWIM). The race is 21 miles long (2x10.5 miles) and is swum at night. I entered this event to raise money for the benefit of HELP FOR HEROES
Summary of Charity Lake Zurich Race. 17 mile swim the length of Lake Zurich for Disability Challengers (childrens charity helping disabled children over come and challenge their diabilities)
This is a summary of my charity swimming across the English Channel. The charities involved were Perthes Association, Cancer Reasearch UK and Sutton and Cheam Swimming Club.