Channel Swim Silver (UK-FRANCE)

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Virtual Channel Swim Challenge (Silver: UK-France) – Swim the English Channel distance! A great motivator for your summer swimming! Work towards this award over 12 months and join our swim challenge community!

Complete 21 miles of swimming between 1st May 2021 and 1st May 2022. View your progress on a map view of the results.

Swimming can be completed in any location, pool or open water, wetsuit or non wetsuit or a combination – the choice is yours.

See also our Channel Swim Gold (UK-FRANCE-UK)

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Virtual Channel Swim Challenge (Silver: UK-France) Info

Complete 21 miles (34 km) of swimming between 1st May 2021 and 1st May 2022. This is the distance of the English Channel from the UK to France. The faster you complete your distance, the higher your position in the results table!

The distance can be completed in any number of sessions between the official challenge dates. You can swim in a pool or in open water, indoors or outdoors, wetsuits or non-wetsuit - additional accessories such as gloves/boots etc are permitted. Wherever you love to swim!

Awards

For successful completion of this Channel Swim challenge you will receive a commemorative challenge coin, a woven swim badge and a postcard sized completion certificate which will be sent to you by post (postage is free within the UK).

Awards will be sent out within 14 days of you completing your challenge and submitting your final results. Please Note: Awards are not guaranteed - they are sent only on successful completion of the challenge and submission of your results by the deadline.

Recording your results

You must keep a record of all your swim details throughout the challenge period. You can submit on our website after each swim and you will see a list of all your submissions and your current position in the results table. Record the date, swim distance and swim time in hh:mm:ss of each swim.

You can use a fitness watch or tracker such as a Garmin or on a fitness app to measure the distance/time of your swim. You may also record your swim details manually; at a swim venue they will likely provide you with information such as course/lane distance or you can estimate it using google maps for outdoor venues. These challenges rely on honesty and we expect all entrants to be honest with their own results.

If you swim at a NOWCA venue such as Race Hub in official sessions then your swim data including the distance, time, temperature of your swim are recorded on your NOWCA profile after each swim. You can retrieve this data by logging in to your personal swim page where a record of your swims can be found. We suggest that you check that your data has been recorded properly after each swim as technical or human errors cannot be corrected.

If you join a challenge after the start date, you can submit swims that you completed before you entered if they were completed after the challenge start date and met the conditions/rules of the challenge.

Submissions, Results and Receiving Awards.

You will need to use our online submissions form to inform us of your session details by 5th May 2022. The form link can be found both on this page and on the submissions page (you will only see the submission options if you are logged into your account and have purchased the challenge). Although we do send reminder emails, please do not rely solely on these as we cannot guarantee their delivery - submissions and deadlines are your responsibility. We suggest you add the deadlines for this challenge to your calendar.

You should submit results for each swim session you complete for this challenge. You can do this after each session, in batches (eg once per week/month), or all at the end of the challenge. We suggest you submit at least once a month however you can submit any time before the 5th May 2022.

The results table and progress map will be on the challenge page and also on the submissions page. The results position for the challenge is determined by time. All results are provisional until after the submissions deadline. If you do not complete the challenge distance and submit before the deadline your results will be removed from the results table to allow positions to be shown accurately for completers.

Once you complete your 21 mile distance you cannot submit any more swims. We won't include any swims after the one that completes your challenge distance.

When you complete your challenge and want your awards to be sent to you, you will need to click the 'Challenge Complete' button after your final submission to send them for checking and approval. Your results will be checked and, if approved, your awards will be sent within 14 days. If there are any queries with your results eg duplications etc, we will email you to the email address registered on your account. 

Our challenges are honesty based and require you to accurately and honestly record and submit your own results.

Deadlines

All swimming for this Channel Swim challenge must be completed between 1st May 2021 and 1st May 2022 (inclusive). All results must be submitted online by 5th May 2022 - results submitted after this date will not be included in the results table and the awards will not be sent.

Other Challenges

If you enter other Challenge Co. swim challenges you are permitted to submit your swim details for more than one challenge (so long as the conditions for each of the challenges are met). Eg if you chose to do both the Channel Swim Silver and Channel Swim Gold challenges - you can chose whether to submit your first 21 miles for both challenges or whether to start again from 0 for the Gold Challenge.

If you join a challenge after the start date, you can submit swims that you completed before you entered if they were completed after the challenge start date and met the conditions/rules of the challenge.

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IMPORTANT - this challenge should only be attempted by those completely confident that they are fit and well enough for the challenge requirements and have suitable equipment and support. We advise you get a medical check before starting the challenge. Please ensure that you are aware of the risks and challenges of swimming in your chosen format and location and take all necessary precautions to make sure you are safe whilst doing this activity. You must observe any local, national or venue specific rules and regulations during your activity. Please ensure that you follow safe swimming practices and have a plan in place for support and safety. All swimming for this challenge is at your own risk.

Please read our Swim Safety guide for tips of how to make sure you are safe whilst cycling.

Questions?

See our FAQs on the INFO page.

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Submissions

If you complete this challenge in multiple sessions you should submit the results of each session. You can do this after each session, in batches (eg once per week), or all at the end of the challenge. We do send email reminders to submit, however we cannot guarantee delivery of these emails and submitting by the deadline is your responsibility.

Results for Channel Swim Challenge (UK-FRANCE)

This table is live and interactive. Click column header to sort results by that criteria.

Position is determined by time. All results are provisional until the submissions deadline.

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