Brian Meharg

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Brian Meharg MBE (right) with North Channel swimmer Howard Keech (left)
Brian Meharg MBE celebrating the Oceans Seven achievement by Anna Carin Nordin (center) with Mervyn Kinney, Irish Long Distance Swimming Association president Billy Wallace and Sheena Patterson
Brian Meharg MBE is a knowledgeable and experienced escort pilot of the North Channel. He has been escorting channel swimmers across the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland for years.

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Historical Information

The North Channel is one of the world's most difficult channels for open water swimmers to complete.

Ireland to Scotland Successful Solo Swimmers

1. Tom Blower, 28 July 1947, 15 hours 26 minutes
2. Kevin Murphy, 11 September 1970, 11 hours 21 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy, 29 August 1971, 14 hours 27 minutes
4. Ted Keenan, 11 August 1973, 18 hours 27 minutes
5. Alison Streeter, 22 August 1988, 9 hours 54 minutes
6. Margaret (Maggie) Kidd, 23 August 1988, 15 hours 26 minutes
7. Colleen Blair, 12 September 2008, 15 hours 23 minutes
8. Anne Marie Ward, 1-2 September 2010, 18 hours 59 minutes (water temperature 12-13.4°C)
9. Craig Lenning, 27 July 2011, 14 hours 44 minutes (water temperature 12-13°C)
10. Howard Keech, 2 August 2011, 14 hours 47 minutes (water temperature down to 10.5°C)
11. Fergal Somerville, 16 June 2013, 12 hours 21 minutes (water temperature a constant 9°C)
12. Michelle Macy, 15 July 2013, 9 hours 34 minutes
13. Milko van Gool, 30 July 2013, 10 hours 34 minutes
14. Pádraig Mallon, 16 August 2013, 12 hours 48 minutes
15. Darren Miller, 29 August 2013, 11 hours 16 minutes

Scotland to Ireland Successful Solo Swimmers

1. Alison Streeter, 25 August 1989, 10 hours 4 minutes
2. Alison Streeter, 18 August 1997, 10 hours 2 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy, 7 September 1989, 17 hours 17 minutes
4. Paul Lewis, 27 July 1999, 14 hours 28 minutes
5. Stephen Price, 21 July 2000, 16 hours 56 minutes
6. Colm O Neill, 31 July 2004, 11 hours 25 minutes
7. Stephen Redmond, 31 August 2010, 17 hours 17 minutes
8. Wayne Soutter, 26 August 2012, 12 hours 11 minutes (17 km course)
9. Anna Carin Nordin, 8 July 2013, 14 hours 21 minutes

Video of Darren Miller's Crossing

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