In addition to our Channel Eagle 2009 race providing an incredible opportunity for our swimmers to challenge themselves we are delighted to be able to raise money for H4H.
Open Water Swimming is a rapidly expanding sport which was successfully trialled at the Beijing Olympics.
It is a tough and demanding discipline ideally suited to Service participation.
EXERCISE CHANNEL EAGLE
INTER-SERVICES OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS, LAKE BALA, 15 JUNE 2009
This year saw almost 150 swimmers take part in the three races; 5km, 3km and 1km. There was also a 'Champion of Champions' event for those who swam in all three races, a Veteran 5km and medals for each Service 5km. The morning was beautifully clear though with a definate chill in the air. The weather also treated us to rain, thunder and lightening as storms rolled around the lake. For some swimmers this was their first ever experience of Open Water Swimming, for others this was a chance for fierce competition and we have used this event to select our Army Team for Channel Eagle.
CHANNEL EAGLE 2007