English Channel Virtual Swim Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's English Channel Virtual Swim Challenge! We had 22 participants and all but 3 of them completed the 21 miles by Feb. 19. A special congratulations to our winners: Isaiah Bell (18 & under) and Al Masland (19 & over). We hope you all enjoyed the challenge and continue to swim lots of laps!

Have you ever wanted to swim across the English Channel? Since it’s a little far to travel, would you settle for a virtual swim? All participants who swim 21 miles—or 37,000 yards—from January 1 - February 19 (the day of the Y-Tri) will receive a T-shirt to mark the accomplishment. Participants will log their yardage on our online challenge tracker and a chart also will be posted on the far side of the pool to track progress. NEW THIS YEAR: We will count how many days it takes to complete the challenge to determine our winners, so you can start anytime during the challenge! Participants will compete in two age groups--18 and under and 19 and over--and the top finisher in each group wins a prize. Why not make this your 2017 New Year’s resolution?​

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Member Fee: $10
  • Location: Carlisle Family YMCA Indoor Pool
  • Sessions: January 1 - February 19, 2017