Twelve swimmers from leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes will be taking on an exhausting challenge next month as they attempt to swim between Jersey and Guernsey, in opposite directions.
A team of six swimmers will attempt to swim between Plemont Bay in Jersey and St Martin’s Point in Guernsey while another team of six will attempt to swim between the same points in the other direction, from Guernsey to Jersey. The aim of the 'Stroke for Stroke' challenge is to raise money for the Stroke Associations in each island.
Henry Brandts-Giesen, Giles Corbin, Simon Gould, Thomas Morgan, James Ruane and Craig Swart will take on fast and adverse currents for the northern route for what is thought to be the first Jersey to Guernsey crossing between these two points. It’s a tough challenge which, if successful, is anticipated to take approximately 13 hours. Each member of the team will take one hour turns to swim under the watchful eye of an official observer.
Meanwhile Lisa Biddlecombe, James Le Gallez, Sandy Ozannes, Mark Torode, Paul Waldron and Sam Williams will be heading in the opposite direction for a swim that is expected to take 10 hours. It will be the second challenge in a month for Lisa, who will be back in the water having completed a solo round-Jersey swim on 20 August.
Daniel Birtwistle, Mourant Ozannes Managing Partner, Jersey, said: “It is an extremely tough challenge and we are very proud of all the team members taking part. We hope that by undertaking the challenge we will have raised awareness and funds for the excellent work of the Stroke Associations in the islands.”
The Mourant Ozannes Stroke for Stroke Challenge is scheduled to take place, weather permitting, on Saturday 8 September 2012. To pledge for this worthy cause please email