Biannual Varsity Cross Channel Relay

The Cross Channel Relay Competition was founded in 1998 by Nick Thomas and Martin Davies to raise awareness of the new pool appeal at Iffley Road and has been running biannually ever since.

The race is swum by a team of six, three men and three women, from each university. They swim in one hour stints until they have crossed the channel, from England to France. Due to variation in coastline of France and sea currents, any difference in time under two minutes is counted as a draw.The next race will be in 2018.

A report on last years crossing is available here and for more information visit the Poseidon Club website.

Results

Cambridge 3
Oxford 5
Draw 2

YEARWINNEROXFORD TIME CAMBRIDGE TIME
1998Draw9:24*9:24*
2000Oxford 8:18*8:25
2002Oxford9:07*9:19
2004Cambridge9:138:49*
2006Cambridge10:4810:22
2008Oxford10:0010:20
2010Cambridge9:038:51*
2012Oxford8:45*DNF
2014Draw9:029:00
2016Oxford8:549:28

*  – denotes fastest channel relay of the year

The 2014 Oxford and Cambridge teams

The 2014 Oxford and Cambridge teams

The 2016 Biannual cross-channel swim was kindly sponsored by Metaswitch and Simmons and Simmons.

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