Archive Updates & News

25 July 2021

The British government has eased the COVID restrictions. We have looked at our risk assessments and procedures related to operations on board “High Hopes” and intend to NOT change how we operate at present.

The risk assessment and procedures will be emailed to you along with the passport information required for the British Border Force approximately one tide before your swim window, if you have any questions please get in touch


25 July 2021

We are still having issues with our email client, we can receive but no sent emails have reached their destination for approximately one week, if you have emailed and not received a reply please make contact again. Sorry for this but the techs are on the case


17 June 2021

Coastal swim training.
Excellent training conditions, great opportunity to experience swimming alongside High Hopes including feeding methods along with some fantastic weather.

Spaces available for training sessions Training Swims & Assessments Give us a call to discuss dates


14 June 2021

High Hopes has had a busy 3 days, 2 of those days where training swims and then our first channel relay swim of the season, more information in the Photo Gallery / 2021 Channel Swimming tab


18 May 2021

High Hopes just got back from her holiday and now on top line for all who will be taking on the English Channel challenge

18 March 2021

To all 2021 channel swimmers who are booked with us on “High Hopes”, please respond to the CS&PF emails.

I had another email from the CS&PF informing us that over half of our swimmers have not made any contact with the office. office@cspf.co.uk

Without a swim number you WILL NOT be able to swim and your swim window will become void


7 March 2021

The CSPF have update their website with the awards for the 2020 season swimmers, click on this link CSPF Awards 2020


6 March 2021

We would normally be gathering in Dover for the CSPF dinner and awards ceremony,  lets hope next year we can celebrate both the 2020 & 2021 swimmers

We also need to take a moment to remember those who sadly lost their lives this day in 1987 on board the “Herald of Free Enterprise”


10 February 2021

To all 2021 channel swimmers who are booked with us on “High Hopes”, please respond to the CS&PF emails.

I had an email from the CS&PF informing us that over half of our swimmers have not made any contact with the office.

office@cspf.co.uk


13 October 2020

“High Hopes” has finished her 2020 channel swim season

The crew of High Hopes would like to congratulate all you swimmers who stood on the beach waiting for the sound of the ships horn ready for the challenge of the English Channel. 

26 August 2020

If anyone is interested in tendering for the CS&PF office or Observer liaison role the closing date is the 31st August 2020

Links for both roles:


22 August 2020

As we are going through a very strange and difficult year for many, we are not taking any bookings until we have completed this seasons channel swims.

Swim slots for 2021 & 2022 will come available as from the first week of December 2020


15 August 2020

A big thumbs up to Kevin murphy, secretary of the CS&PF who within a day after the quarantine news was able to get reasurances from the government that channel swimming can continue  

Link below for information


10 August 2020

If anyone is interested in tendering for the CS&PF office or Observer liaison role the closing date is the 31st August 2020

Links for both roles:


23 July 2020

Due to a technical hiccup we have had to rebuild our website from scratch, we will get the 2020 swim tracks up and running as a priority and then work backwards through past years swims along with other related swim pages and links