Watford Ocean Warrior’s, better known as Team WOW. conquered the English Channel in a time of 9:40:29.
The team, made up of six swimmers from Watford SC – Will Harris, Sam Trigwell, Megan Reader, Prisha Tapre, Felipe Irvine and Barney O’Donnell all swam their way into the Club’s history on this gruelling swim raising £15,500 through generous donations for the Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care.
The team’s astonishing time was achieved with hard training, fast swimming and the piloting skills of our escort boat’s skipper Andy King on Louise Jane 2. The weather forced us to go on a large spring tide and Andy calculated the start time based on the swim speeds he’d measured during their training swim.
Everything went to plan, and they finished precisely on Cap Gris Nez.
The Team want to thank everyone who supported their challenge so generously.