Channel Swimmers

Julian Critchlow

Swimmer Julian Critchlow
Age ??
Home Ide Hill, Kent
Country England
Date of Swim 4th September 2004
Start Time 03:10 hours
Swim Time 14 hours 08 minutes
Starting Point Samphire Hoe, England
Finish Cap Blanc Nez, France
Monitoring Body Channel Swimming Association
Official Observer Brian Harbottle, CSA
Pilot (Boat) Chris Osmond (Seafarer)
Club ???
Trainer Freda Streeter
Crew Tony Mitchenson, Sarah Critchlow, Liz Denbigh, Tracey Rawlins

Julian took an 8-month sabbatical to train for his swim which raised significant funds for Diabetes UK (18,000) and the Ide Hill School Governors Appeal (4,000) in Sevenoaks, Kent.

The story of Julian's Channel swim is recalled in his own words on his web site:

and his detailed Swim Report appears at:

Material provided by Julian's web site

Created: 19th March 2005
Last Updated: 19th March 2005