Double Triple

Congratulations to two swimmers who achieved the Original Triple Crown this month,

becoming the first women in history to complete this challenge.

Siân Clement (Wales)

In completing the North Channel crossing on 10th July 2022, Siân became the first woman to achieve the Original Triple Crown.
English Channel – 2009 | Bristol Channel – 2016 | North Channel – 2022

Elaine Burrows Dillane (Ireland)

In completing the Bristol Channel crossing on 21st July 2022, Elaine became the first Irish woman to achieve the Original Triple Crown.
English Channel – 2019 | North Channel – 2021 | Bristol Channel – 2022

As described by Infinity Channel Swimming:

The original Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of three historically important swims:

English Channel – between England and France

North Channel –   between Ireland and Scotland

Bristol Channel –  starting or finishing in North Devon England  / Porthcawl, Wales

North Channel Registration Options

Apply to Swim The North Channel
Apply as ILDSA North Channel Observer

Congratulations to the following swimmers, whose recent swims have now been ratified by the ILDSA:

Name Date Type Swim Way(s) Time