Alderney to Guernsey swim success despite sea conditions
Tuesday 8th October 2013, 10:24AM BST.
TWO Channel swimmers have successfully completed the Alderney to Guernsey challenge.
Paul Mason and Becky Simmons began at 11.30am on Sunday at Telegraph Bay and finished separately.
Mrs Simmons took six hours, nine minutes, finishing at Petils Bay and Mr Mason took six hours, 35 minutes, finishing between Beaucette Marina and Bordeaux.
After the swim Mr Mason, 46, said how bruised his arms felt. ‘It is like they have been punched,’ he said yesterday.
The weather conditions changed which meant the swim was difficult.
‘It was much more of an achievement than I thought it would be,’ he said.