Penarth to Clevedon
Penarth to Clevedon is a lovely swim on the Eastern edge of the Bristol Channel. Do not be fooled by its 12 miles distance, this end of the channel has tides of nearly 14 metres and very fast moving water!
First swum in 1927 by Kathleen Thomas, this route is becoming very popular with 6 swimmers making it across in 2021!
Sue Croft - Pending
Alec Richardson swan the channel in 2009 and wrote an excellent book "Ask me why I'm Standing here" documenting his journey! His swim was ratified by the BLDSA
Not satsfied by Swimming this route from Either direction, in 1994 he swam an incredible two way swim, landing back in Clevedon after 15 hours and 43 minutes! Nice write up here/. Stephen has also completed the North and English Channels but to the definition of the original triple crown, he isnt listed as Clevedon to Penarth isnt "far enough". Surely a two way counts!
In 1992 Steve Price swam Clevedon to Penarth, the reverse direction from his 1991 swim!
First of three swims by Clevedon local Stephen Price; Penarth to Clevedon in 1991. First known swim landing at Clevedon.