Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club
noun - The Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club is located on the isle of Jersey and is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association SER, British Long Distance Swimming Association and the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation. It is touted as "Possibly; the best little swimming club in the world". It is managed by Sally Anne Minty-Gravett as its President and Charlie Gravett as its Vice President.
The Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club meets every Tuesday during the summer months on the Slip at St Catherine’s Breakwater.
Notable Swims in 2012
Round Jersey by Goerwaat Oplinis (Belgium) in 10 hours 11 minutes (wetsuit), Lisa Biddlecombe (Jersey) in 12 hours 33 minutes, Katherine Lowe (Jersey) in 9 hours 58 minutes, Alexia O’Mara (UK) in 10 hours 24 minutes, Mike James (Royal Air Force) in 11 hours 9 minutes, and Rob Healey (British Army) in 11 hours 10 minutes.
Round Jersey Relays is a charity swim on behalf of Holidays for Heroes Jersey, a charity that brings wounded servicemen and their families to the Channel Island of Jersey. The 2012 Round Jersey Relays were completed by
- Better Late than Never (Jersey) in 11 hours 19 minutes, Royal Air Force Swimming Association in 9 hours 26 minutes 32 seconds (record time with Mothership: ‘Treize’ Captain Peter Mourant, Pilot: ‘Emmatty II’ Captain James Crill with Kayaker Darren Fryer)
- British Army Swimming Union in 9 hours 30 minutes (Mothership: ‘Kingfisher’ Nigel Le Gresley and Vanda. Pilots: ‘Thule’ Captain James Buckley and Mick Le Guilcher) with Kayaker Miss Angell)
- Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club in 10 hours 1 minutes (Mothership: ‘Alize’ Captain Mark Peters, Pilot: ‘Tonnine’ Captain Tony Beddoe & Son with Kayaker Miss Angell)
- United States Air Force in 10 hours 31 minutes (Mothership: ‘Freebird’ Captain Bob de la Haye, Pilot: ‘RIB’ Captain John Pinnel with Kayaker Kim)
- Team Battle Back (UK Combined Services) in 10 hours 35 minutes (Mothership: ‘Spirit of Variety’, Captain Steve Manning, Pilots of 'Sea Swimmer 2': Captain Charlie Gravett and Cliff Golding with Kayaker Ross Angell)
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