Congratulations Jon Southey on completion of second solo swim of the English Channel

Jon Southey

Jon Southey

"The Quiet man" looking happy

A good job done quietly

Congratulations to Jon Southey, who on Wednesday 2 September, quietly went about his swimming business, to successfully complete his second solo swim of the English Channel.

Jon reached France in a time of 14 hours and 38 minutes, and as he put it himself, "smashing his swim time of two years ago by 20 seconds". 

In 2018, Jon reached France in 14 hours and 39 minutes. Details of his first EC swim are here.

On this occasion, Jon was piloted by Paul Foreman and his boat 'Optimist' reaching France in 14 hours and 38 minutes. 

Jon Southey 2020 Route Map solo swim to France

Jon Southey 2020 Route Map solo swim to France

Crew support essential

Jon's support crew for this English Channel solo swim included Mark Southey and Stephen Mahoney. The boat pilots were Paul Foreman and Jason Parrott. Jon swam with the CS&PF organisation.

Stephen Mahoney

Successful crew support Mark Southey (left) with Stephen Mahoney