Open Water Swimming
Harrison completed a crossing of the English Channel on 26 September 2016 in 16 hours 15 minutes. His interest was peaked after initially shooting of open water swimmers and starting a documentary on channel swimmer Adrian Sarchet, also of Guernsey. His escort pilot was Neil Streeter, his observer was Kate Robarts, his crew was Mandy Mackelworth, Gaëtan Staples and Jack Castleman.
He graduated from Portsmouth University in 2009 at the age of 27, gaining a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in TV & Film, and won a Royal Television Society documentary award in 2009 for the short film Mark.
Filmed by James Harrison for Guernsey’s open market, shot and edited for Spike Productions with aerial shots by Mark Guille.
Sea Donkey Trailer
He created Sea Donkey, an inspirational story of an ordinary man's attempt to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland - probably the most brutal open water swimming challenge in the world. Taking on sea temperatures at the limit of human endurance and braving the sting of the formidable Lion's Mane jellyfish, forty something Adrian Sarchet faces the 19 miles of misery that is the North Channel. The documentary stalks the beautiful, funny and harrowing boundary between ambition and folly in extreme sport. It is a must-see for anyone inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit.
- Narración de mi Travesía del Canal del Norte
- 2020 WOWSA Awards – World Open Water Swimming Offering Of The Year
- WOWSA Awards – World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year
- James Harrison
- James Harrison on Vimeo
- Channel Swimmer Continues Recovery
- English Channel Swim by James Harrison
- James Harrison Facebook page
- Mark | BMX Documentary
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- The Feeling Was Incredible
- Sea Donkey Stubbornly Swims To Success
- Sea Donkey
- Sea Donkey Facebook page
- Sea Donkey Delivers
- Sea Donkey, 2017 World Open Water Offering of the Year
- Ben Lecomte To Speak From The Middle Of The Pacific
- Sea Donkey Opens Up For Open Water Community
- Mosaic Of Marathoners
- Role Models In The Open Water