Courtesy of Pádraig Mallon, North Channel, Scotland and North Ireland.

Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services recommended planning for those who will attempt a crossing of the North Channel between Scotland and North Ireland, “It’s time to plan for 2019 and beyond if your goal is to swim the North Irish Channel, Isle of Man Channel, Dál Riata Channel, Oa Channel and Irish Sea.

We know the amount of training and planning it takes to swim the North Channel as we not only have piloted swimmers across to Scotland and back, but also other notorious swims such as Isle of Man Channel and the Dál Riata Channel.

The team at Infinity Channel Swimming have swam the North Channel, Dál Riata Channel and Isle of Man Channel as part of a number of relay teams and also two team members have swam the North Channel as solo crossings.

We must stress Infinity Channel Swimming is not one person, but one team made up of many highly experienced and passionate people with a true love of the sport.

We have put information about on the conditions which swimmers might come across the North Channel.

Planning is key in all aspects of channel swimming and we feel even more so on the North Channel as we know it’s one of the toughest channel swims in the world. The team at Infinity Channel Swimming work hard to help all aspirants to kit themselves with the tools, knowledge and experience to help plan for a channel attempt.

Infinity Channel Swimming have also put together a full on weekend called HITtheWALL for all swimmers, but Channel aspirants will particularly find this training useful to help them on their journey to a successful safe swim.

If you have the North Irish Channel, Isle of Man Channel, Dál Riata Channel, Oa Channel or Irish Sea Swims in your sights, there is no better time than now to contact Infinity Channel Swimming to start your plans.

Our information from www.irishlights.ie and www.imray.com includes tide difference, average water temperature, and the number of days in which we believe it is possible to swim in each window and the daylight hours per window.

Contact us via infinitychannelcrossings@gmail.com and we will guide you along the way.”

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