Requirements for an English Channel solo attempt include:

  • As a minimum requirement solo swimmers must able to swim 1km  / 1100 yards in 18min in a pool 2 year out from the Channel Relay (1min 50sec per 100m /110 yards continuous swimming pace)
  • You must be able to access cold water, which is safe to swim in, for the majority of the 5 months leading into your proposed English Channel swim. Solo swimmers usually swim between late July – early September.