Congratulations to Barnet Copthall masters swimmer Rob Drysdale on completing a successful crossing of the Channel in 14 hours 4 minutes. Below some excerpts from his report of the swim which show just how difficult it is.
Spotted in today's Sunday Times in a section alerting readers as to what they should look out for at the Olympics in the coming week:
Thursday: Great Britain flag carrier Mark Foster, making his 5th appearance in the Games at the age of 37 ........ will be hopeful of achieving his first Olympic medal in the men's 200m breaststroke final.
Not sure which would be more of a challenge for him - the breaststroke or the 200 metres!
Barnet Copthall Master's swimmer Rob Drysdale is planning a Channel swim in support of MacMillan Cancer support. He is leaving (weather permitting) on 7th August. We wish him the very best of luck - we also wish him no jellyfish, no oil tankers and light winds.
Another good day for Charlie Boldison who did a 3 second PB in the 200 back to reach the 15/16 yr final on 2:09.55. He was slightly off this new PB in the final but nevertheless finished in 7th place. In the 100 fly, Lauren Chapple was just about on her entry time in the heats and qualified for the semi-finals. In the semis she improved on her entry time by half a second to make tomorrows final on 1:05.02 - a new club record. Well done Lauren - good luck for tomorrow.