Check out our new site at openwaterswimming.com

Andrew Truscott

From Openwaterpedia
Andy Truscott, the King of the Isle of Jersey

Andy Truscott is an open water swimmer from Jersey with three unprecedented marathon swims achieved during his career and seven career 50.5 km circumnavigation swims around the Isle of Jersey.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

On 22 August 2001, he completed a 50.5 km km Round Jersey swim around the Isle of Jersey in 10 hours 39 minutes 48 seconds. On 25 April 2015, he finished 9th in the 37 km Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida in 13 hours 11 minutes at the age of 34. On 5 July 2015, he completed a 22.5 km crossing from Jersey to France in 7 hours 7 minutes, the fastest local swim at the time. On 18 July 2016, he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 13 hours 57 minutes. In 2016, he completed a 22.5 km crossing from Jersey to France in 6 hours 37 minutes, a new record at the time. In 2016, he pioneered an unprecedented two-person relay with Alison Wood from Les Minquiers to Jersey in 6 hours 23 minutes, the first attempt and success. In 2016,he pioneered an unprecedented 18 km crossing from Les Minquiers to Jersey in the Channel Islands in 7 hours 17 minutes, the first solo attempt and success. In 2016, he completed a 3-person relay around Jersey in 10 hours 25 minutes. In 2017, he completed the first Jersey to France to Jersey crossing of 45 km in 16 hours 39 minutes. At the time, he was the first person to swim from Jersey to France three times, with four swims (two singles, and one double) between Jersey and France in three consecutive years. On 15 July 2018, he pioneered an unprecedented 101 km Double Round Jersey swim in 22 hours 7 minutes. Lap one in 10 hours 35 minutes; Lap two in 11 hours 32 minutes. On 7th July 2019, he completed a 50.5 km circumnavigation of Jersey in 10 hours 54 minutes. On 1st August 2019, he completed yet another Double Round Jersey swim in 22 hours 32 minutes. Lap one was 10 hours 58 minutes; Lap two was 11 hours 34 minutes. In doing so completing two Double Round Jersey swims in consecutive years and remains the only person to have swum two Double Round Jerseys.

Double Round Island of Jersey[edit]

External links[edit]