Guest Article: Sylvain Estadieu – Butterfly in the Public Lane

Sylvain Estadieu, aka The Flying Frenchman, came to Ireland in 2008, where he became a Sandycove Island swimmer. He Soloed the English Channel in 2009. So despite his origin and travels around the world, and currently living in Sweden, Ireland and Sandycove will always have a claim on him. During Channel training Sylle became  notorious…

Rob & I after Sandycove Challenge 2010

Swimsuit models never look like Open Water swimmers

These are typical swimsuit ads, you see them all over the place. You know the only cold that this pair has ever felt was when he left his cashmere scarf behind that one time in that lovely little boutique in Chelsea after he came back from a weekend in a yacht in St. Tropez and…

The Last Mile Roadtrip – October 5th and 6th 2010

From left to right: Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer’s Coach Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Not seen in photo, 2 more Channel Swimmers and an Aspirant/Crew. Okay, okay. In the background, la Manche, from Cap Gris Nez, on a frisky Force 3 to 4 day. Left to right, Ciarán…