The brief was to capture the 2019 season in a five minute video. infinity Channel Swimming North Channel 2019 in 5 minutes ? Possible? Yes ! So, we squeezed 5 minutes full
From sun up to sun down infinity Channel Swimming with you, every stroke.
2017 is where 2019 really begins as there is generally a two year preparation for the North Channel. Starting with HITtheWALL and finishing with a Irish Sea relay crossing we had a plethora of images, videos, highs, very highs, low pressures, (no pressure ), wind, tide; all memories and stories for a lifetime.
HITtheWALL May 2019 with infinity Channel Swimming welcomed over 200 from all over the globe to Carlingford. Thank you. Many took that leap (some leaped as fast as they could out of there!). This cold water training with many physical and mental challenges proves every year to be very valuable on a successful channel crossing journey.
Having met her first in her hometown of San Francisco under the golden gate and testing her cross current swim skills which she took to with ease, Catherine Breed of Dolphin Club, SERC and Olympic Club USA opened what would be a very successful season with her gutsy swim.
The USA brothers Zemaitis Joe and John: with a few days in the difference between their swims, the warm waters of Arizona didn’t affect their cold water tolerance as stroke for stroke they pushed their way to Scotland putting their names firmly on the honours list. We have another swim for you boys.
Turkish swimmer Kamil Resa Alsaran took the title of the oldest Male NC’er.
Australian John Haughton completed the NC & EC only weeks apart. Lynton and Pádraig like your style John.
Zach Margolis also from SERC, San Fransisco and David Conradie Ireland showed their grit and determination to welcome the rocky cliffs of Scotland.
Susan Knight of Maine USA really did HITtheWALL as she arrived in style at the lighthouse of Portpatrick harbour.
Anna Strachan also from Oz had a fabulous swim finding Scotland amid the sea mist.
A first for France with Pierre Lord (France / Australia) landing on Scottish sands and hitching a ride back to his pilot boat on board infinity.
Julieanne Goode took the fifth successful crossing this season for Australia with the stars of the night sky as she finished complimenting the stars on the Australia flag that billowed in fresh southerly breeze through out her swim.
The stars will shine again at the Austalian Channel swimmers awards in Brisbane where infinity Channel Swimming are the main event partner.
As 2019 closes Attila Manyoki of Hungary’s Ocean Sevens dream is real and we celebrate with him in his success, a story with many parts all accumulating in glory.
Caroline Block on her fourth successful crossing takes claim to the Queen of the North Channel.
David Lynch, Ranie Pierce, Tracy Clark, Michael Powell, Sabrina Wiedmer, Paul Georgescu all showing stamina and grace to mother nature. The Dál Riata channel did not give passage this season but we will keep trying: savage performances from Amy Gubser and Lynton Mortensen duo and from Hannah Lietzau.
To the swim teams this season Mad Turks, Ocean Breakers, Team Gavin Glynn, Global Tridents and Team ABC – team work makes the dream work.
We congratulate and celebrate with swimmers who attempted or completed the North Channel with Brian Meharg Bangor Boats and Quinton Nelson Nelson Boats.
Respect to Tom Blower he showed us all the way.
infinity Channel Swimming happens because of teamwork, like-minded people all making the music happen. infinity Pilots Pádraig, Charles, Richard, Nicky, and the entire infinity Crew with Aoiffe, Pádraig and Jacqueline at the helm, logistics teams, management teams, technical support teams and PR teams with friends of friends all on board to help achieve your swim success.
Thank you to Evan, track.rs, MSF, the Chunky Dunkers, Pier 36, Little Wing, The Salty Dog, The Yellow Heifer, Doyle’s Camlough, Bangor Harbour, Belfast Coastguard, ILDSA, NCSA, Ardglass Harbour, Peel Harbour, Dublin Coastguard, Welsh Harbour Authorites, Warrenpoint Harbour Authorities and Carlingford Marina.
Plans are well embedded for 2020 and NC 2021 bookings are almost full.
We continue with service development, WOWSA Ocean Water Fest Los Angeles has opened many more doors as we continue to develop open water opportunities with world open water swimming leaders. Watch this space for more.
infinity Crew look forward to seeing you in, on and around the water.
Raise your glass and toast 2019 we are all at your party.
HITtheWALL 2020(opens for booking first week January 2020)