ENGLISH CHANNEL, Atlantic Ocean, September 3. Marcy MacDonald of Andover CT began her triple crossing attempt at 1:12 am (England time) September 3, per reports from Scott Lautman for Swim Across the Sounds.
After hoping to start as early as August 22 and at the latest by the 28th, she finally was able to hit the sea after a 12 day wait. Finally, the sea conditions are fantastic with light and variable winds
Marcy swam on a pretty strong spring tide and completed her 1st lap in 11 hrs 14 mins, a great time under the conditions. She finished just south of the tip of France at Cap Gris Nez, a perfect place to land!
She is feeling great and in good spirits!
(As reported by Dave Parcells on site)
WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?
The goal of their Triple Crossing is to raise funds for Swim Across the Sounds Cancer programs for families and kids with suffering from cancer. They have set a goal of $200,000 with anonymous donor pledging $100,000 who has in turn challenged Dave and Marcy to match that pledge.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
So they need your support in order to reach this goal. Please consider a generous donation so they can help others suffering from cancer.
Please contact Scott Lautman to see how you can help.
Manager, Employee Relations – SEAHR
More on Marcy’s progress later on SwimInfo.