Courtesy of WOWSA, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Wendy Tréhiou completed the third Guernsey-to-Jersey crossing in history on July 8th – 9th.

She followed the pioneering 18-mile (28.96 km) swim of Ruth Oldham from Lancashire in 1962 and Neil Faudemer of Jersey in 2015.

It was a brutal swim, the second toughest after my Channel double,” Tréhiou explained about the 16 hour 46 minute crossing.

I really had to push hard from the start to the finish because of the tide. I would not recommend anyone doing it who has not done a Channel swim, simply because it was such a mental challenge as well.

It waa a real head-spinner. I had to swim towards Sark first. It felt like I was treading water for two hours because it did not seem like I was going anywhere.”

She endured at least 8 jellyfish stings on her face. “They were very big. They were wrapping tentacles around my neck and arms.”

More information on the 48-year-old Macmillan Jersey’s Ambassador’s charity swim are posted here.

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