English Channel Governing Bodies
Batts was also a member of The Loveleys, a group of women who took 17 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds to swim 56 miles around the Isle of Wight in a island circumnavigation swim. Liane Llewellyn (a 2-way English Channel swimmer), Paula Foreman (2-way English Channel swimmer), Lucy Donnelly, Rachael Cretten and Becky Hedges were the other members.
The Loveleys. Why?
Batts is the Oldest Team member who has swum in English Channel relays since the age of 15 and managed them in every decade of her life including one two-way crossing and hundreds of individual solo swims of the seas and lakes throughout the UK. After having coffee with Kevin Murphy, she really wanted to do another first and they came up with three possible swims including the Isle of Wight. She ran the idea past Foreman and they decided to pursue this further.