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AA

AA-Int

 

2

 

Log of ASK Items

 

taken or returned from Training in Harbor from 13 Sept to 27 Sept 1997

Revised 2001

aaa

AA-legend

 

0

 

AACatagory- legend

 

TR= Travel, AC= Accommodations, CL=Clothing, BO=boat, HE=helper, ME=Meditation, F0=Food, EQ=Equipment= EF=Equip-Food, VI=Vitamins, WO=Work, LL=Lessons; IN=Instructions

 

Bc

AC

 

0

 

Ear Plug-Sound

Adv

Test using sound blocking ear plugs for when staying in accommodation before swim. Some next door "noise" may be disruptive.

 

Ba

AC

 

0

 

Last night hotel

Advice

If staying a t inexpensive place and chance of noise before event, move to Hotel for days before swim, just take what need for next day, Pack everything for Boat but can leave at inexpensive place till time to go

 

Ac

BO

 

0

 

Boat hand sig

Advice

Hand signal Review with Trainer and Pilot, Use of Towel to signal feed coming up

 

Ab

BO

 

0

 

Boat talk pilot

Advice

Week before meet with and Talk examine everything and talk over anything not written down and clear

 

Aa

BO

 

0

 

Boat Test

Advice

Go with Pilot Boat for Test of at least 3 hours with feeds, can be important for helper and to get sense of what s needed before day of swim

 

Ac1

BO

 

0

 

Boat Towel Sig

Advice

Use Bright Towel over side to Signal Feed

 

Bb

BO

 

0

 

Break between attempts

Adv

Seriously consider taking a break between unsuccessful attempts. Possibly Skip a tide to be sure ready. Do one ort two long swims again in Harbor. Leave Dover, check out France or Ireland for a few days.

 

Ad1

BO

 

0

 

Caffeine Drink

 

If fading , immediately begin giving caffeine drinks and aspirin at least in small doses

 

Ac2a

BO

 

0

 

confirm Dingy to side

Adv

confirm that dingy can be strapped to side

 

Ac2

BO

 

0

 

Dingy feed

Advice

Check ability to feed from Dinghy lashed to side of boat,

 

W1

BO

 

0

 

Exception to WF 3

advice

If have already succeeded that summer and seems like not chance for another good day of 1 & 2 may need to accept a potential 3 if want to get out again

 

Ab1

BO

 

0

 

Exhaust on side

 

Check Exhaust on boat, Can put pipe on side to move up r to back?

 

Ad

BO

 

0

 

feed 30/25min

Advice

If fading, immediately change to every 30 min then every 25

 

Ac3

BO

 

0

 

Feed pole basket

Advice

If high boat have pole with basket and plastic with cup on end of rod test

 

Ab3a

BO

 

0

 

Grease Back Stick

Advice

Grease with Stick on Sponge

 

Ab7

BO

 

0

 

Inform Med at Start

Advice

Discuss with Pilot that will med for three minutes at the start, let observer etc know.

 

Ab2

BO

 

0

 

keep going

Agree

If not dangerous, agree want to keep going as long as possible as long a swimmer has not touched the boat, no matter how uncomfortable

 

Ab3

BO

 

0

 

Leave form Beach

Agree

Swimmer to grease up and leave from Beach, not boat. Test using stick with sponge on back for hard parts so donít stretch, strain arms

 

Ad2

BO

 

0

 

Longer Break

Advice

Use longer break, if fading -short break not so important if swimmer is fading and in danger of not getting enough fuel r inspiration to keep going. Change

 

Wa

BO

 

0

 

Met Fax results

Adv

Ask to have results of latest Metfax. [comes ever eight hours. Don't go if mentions force 3 or above

 

Ab2a

BO

 

0

 

Reflect determine

Advice

Discuss that those on boat need to reflect back the determination had to finish while discussing before hand and not just the difficulty experienced while in water.

 

Ab4

BO

 

0

 

Rent phone for beach

Rental

have mobile phone on beach be in touch with pilot ak phone 001-917-640-9676 USA number but can call local in UK from Voice Stream

 

Ad2a

BO

 

0

 

Stretch/Stroke

Advice

consider doing breast stroke after drink to stretch out and maybe another half drink in five minutes

 

Ab5

BO

 

0

 

Supplies to Boat

Agree

Supplies to Boat Day before or early on morning by Trainer

 

Ae

BO

 

0

 

Swim either side

Advice

Discuss with pilot swim either side

 

Ac3a

BO

 

0

 

Test feed Jetty

Advice

Test feed from jetty with pole basket etc with person doing actual feeding on day of swim

 

Ad1a

BO

 

0

 

Test mouthful warm coke

Adv

In training test use of mouthful of warm coke after few hours r rough section, use with regular drink. Use with handlers so they get used to using especially in rough water - can also calm stomach

 

Ab6

BO

 

0

 

Travel to Start/Cab

agree

Swimmer just travel to start by Cab

 

W2

BO

 

0

 

Variable Wind

adv

If say variable, don't assume it will be variable low, it could be variable high? Start at 2-3 go to 4-5, Variable means coming from any direction for wind. So rethink.

 

W

BO

 

0

 

Wind force 3+

Advice

Do not start out if the wind is scheduled to be force 3 or above, unless it is absolutely last day possible for tide and wiling to accept that it might actually be three for the whole time and possibly more

Can train in the harbour on rough days to see how fare with high waves, don't need to go in channel to see :-).

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Business Cards

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

back pack - Dover Inspiration Book - very importan

 

back pack - Dover Inspiration Book - very important

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Honey drops

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Hooded Sweat shirt - very impt for pla

 

Back pack - Hooded Sweat shirt - very important for plane

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - pocket Knife

 

Not on plane [put in checked baggage]

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Power bars

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Razor Blade for cutting

 

Not on plane [put in checked baggage]

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Sunglasses

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack - Wind Breaker Jacket

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack -Lock & key

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack -Pen & pencils

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack- Small Flashlight

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

2

 

Back pack small which goes as hand luggage.

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Bread

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Cracker

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Dover Stone from Beach

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Fruit Jellies

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - High lighter

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Paint & brush for marking

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Raisin

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack - Trail Mix Nuts

 

 

 

 

BP-DOV

 

3

 

Back pack- Plastic Thermos -with water or juice

 

Back pack- Plastic Thermos -with water or juice for Plane trip also use same thermos for training and on boat for CS

 

 

CL

 

2

 

Long sleeve shirts [color]

 

Long sleeve shirts [color get extra stained from Vaseline on neck]

 

 

CL

 

3

 

Extra pair running shoe,

 

Extra pair running shoe, wear to beach when training [in 1997 took two left shoes]

 

 

CL

 

3

 

Short pants - light weight

 

Short pants - light weight for use in room, draw string type, to WC & possible sleep

 

 

CL

 

3

 

Shorts walking

 

for if weather warm

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

Hats -baseball with peak

 

good for walking around in sun and on boat

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

Socks - dark blue - 2 pair -

 

in case need to be a little more formal

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

Socks -White ten pair

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

Thermal under shirt - long sleeve

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

underwear -brief 14 pair

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

White pants

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

2

 

White Polo Shirt

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

3

 

Corduroy Shirt -

 

& shirt Jacket Blue

 

 

CLO

 

3

 

Grey Stay pressed pants

 

in case something remotely formal or meting CSA etc., medical or something Public in London

 

 

CLO

 

3

 

Polo shirt : Color

 

Green and Maroon or blue

 

 

CLO

 

3

 

Tan Walking Shorts

 

 

 

 

CLO

 

4

 

Thermal Sweat pants

 

 

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Channel Grease two tubs

 

from BOOTS chemists (1993 -still seems good -mixed up by hand again in 1997)

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Fruit sugar [fructose]

 

for use in training and during swim. How much of this is Corn syrup or corn sugar?]

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Light Stick

 

for swimming at night so boat can see

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Main rubber hat tested

 

for swim

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Main Tested Goggles

 

for swim

 

 

CS

 

1

 

Papers medical Misc,

 

Samples of Chest X-ray, ECG test and Completed Medical for CSA, address of facilities and Dr. name.

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Anti-Fog drops

 

for goggles [from Barracuda] Speedo seemed to be allergic reaction -eyes AKK itch

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Beach Towel

 

Bright Birds, At training and to see from boat with Drink change.

 

 

CS

 

2

 

disposable cloths

 

for cleaning up channel grease.

 

 

CS

 

2

 

disposal gloves

 

for putting on grease

 

 

CS

 

2

 

English Breakfast tea

 

[strong reg tea]

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Extra goggles

 

to test in training before the swim - for backup have at least 3 sets.

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Hat Polypropylene -

 

for after training or after event

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Hot Cups

 

for escort Boat

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Plastic cups

 

for escort boat

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Space Blanket

 

for after swim if needed.

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Strong Flash Light

 

- Rubberized with Batteries

 

 

CS

 

2

 

Washing up liquid.

 

to clean up channel grease after

 

 

CS

 

3

 

Extra Caps - Silicone

 

 

 

 

CS

 

3

 

Pocket Kleenex

 

 

 

 

CS AT

 

2

 

Juice, Grape [red, purple], apple

 

to use with Fructose on Swim & Training

 

 

CS/EAT

 

2

 

Pop top canned peaches

 

delmonte

 

 

CS/EAT

 

3

 

Tube Pate

 

Tartex brand or other:, Herb and Garlic Pate

 

 

CS/TR

 

2

 

2 Metal Aladdin Thermos

 

[unbreakable] stolen

 

 

DOV

 

1

 

Passport - USA

 

 

 

 

DOV

 

1

 

Wallet

 

 

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Big extra strong - A Trolley.

 

@ or Luggage rack?

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Big Knap sack

 

like duffle with wide strap to check through - make carrying easy which [can store little for plane in side]

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

If two people -not a problem

 

If two people and extra time not a problem, since one can wait at top of stairs while other moves extra bags up or down.

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Lassie Passť from UN

 

just for reference & in case need to travel / respond to request for official business while on Holiday

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Min $20.00 -$50.00 US $

 

for return trip in USA, Taxi etc.

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Mobil Phone agreement,

 

1997 - Adams = Phones 0181-742-0101, for 2000 from voice stream, AK number 917-640-9676

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Personal Address Book -

 

Not used in 1997

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Photo copy info on UNICEF computer,

 

in case need repair or other, keep separate from computer case; also copy of approval or package removal

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Photo Copy of Passport

 

kept separate from passport, in case pp is lost or stolen

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

Train station change at

 

Check to see change [instead of Victoria (use Habersham?) station] if have much luggage on a trolley and don't want to take the stairs.

 

 

DOV

 

2

 

UN Pass

 

 

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

A few extra British pounds,

 

marked London surprise for entry in Airport, 30-50 lbs kept for next trip.

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Audio Response guide UNFCU

 

making transfer/payment by phone while away

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Car rental agreement;

 

1997 Avis lbs. 135 week. 19 lbs per day for extra day; discount for United Air frequent flyer = 20%; 1 way drop off fee = lbs 20; VAT=17.5%, total 10 days = 215.73

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Check on Mobile Phone

 

use in London and with data card setup USA

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Legal Name Change

 

photo copy

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Maps of Kent,

 

southeast & Dover,

 

 

DOV

 

3

 

Papers and bills

 

from Dover 1997-2000, Just some to give idea of current prices

 

 

DOV

 

4

 

Accommodation papers

 

and examples, bed and Breakfast, Hotel etc

 

 

DOV

 

4

 

Papers Tourist exhibits

 

Dover and England

 

 

DOV

 

4

 

Travel schedules

 

and samples, Car lease, train & bus schedule, Air Flight

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Big Plastic bowl

 

for mixing or eating out of.

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

bottle brush

 

 

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

crackers, cookies

 

Digestive Bisquets,

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Mint Variety pack tea

 

to try different

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Mueslis

 

[for quick breakfasts (or instant oatmeal) with Hot water]

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Refrigerator Bag

 

 

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

spaghetti

 

Can Heinz - with tomato sauce

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Tea lemon and ginger

 

 

 

 

EAT

 

3

 

Tin Plates

 

 

 

C

EQ

 

0

 

Ear Plug-Water

adv

Test using water blocking earplug, which still allows sound. If problem with sound then just use in practice but not during attempt. Try for ring type shown by Fred in Dover - but be sure does not reduce sound - problem in 2001?

 

 

INS

 

1

 

Meditation pictures - small

 

for travel Transcendental + other f CKG

 

 

INS

 

2

 

CD-ROM CKG

 

if have computer to play from

 

 

INS

 

2

 

matches

 

 

 

 

INS

 

2

 

Meditation - books

 

Daily books [2]

 

 

INS

 

2

 

Notes on previous channel swim

 

- especially AKK detail from 1988 and recent 1998-1999, compact any advice into this list

 

 

INS

 

2

 

Song;

 

I am swimming the English Channel@ by CKG

 

 

INS

 

3

 

Meditation -book

 

Aspiration plant volume

 

 

INS

 

3

 

scented candle

 

in plastic box

 

 

INS

 

3

 

Tapes -CKG /CD

 

 

 

 

INS

 

3

 

Tray for candle

 

 

 

 

INS

 

4

 

Tape recorder

 

[not used in 1997] /CD

 

 

LUG

 

2

 

battery for clock radio

 

in plastic box

 

 

LUG

 

2

 

Clock Radio

 

in plastic box

 

 

LUG

 

2

 

Regular travel toilet kit

 

[to list] Shaver, Shave cream, Comb, tooth paste, tooth brush, mouth wash, sewing kit, athlete foot poser, Vaseline, sun block, shampoo, soap, scissors, aspirin, iboprofin, flash light,

 

 

LUG

 

3

 

Bungee Cords

 

for Luggage holding together and for stretching

 

 

LUG

 

3

 

Connect to Piccadilly line

 

Change at Hammersmith? without so many people as Victoria station, to go down stairs. Small one good for shopping in Dover.

 

 

LUG

 

3

 

Luggage carrier, Trolley -

 

Need Bigger and Heavier. If don't have bigger or big knapsack need get off different station from Victoria, Change at Hammersmith? So just across the platform. Air bus [7 lbs to Marble Arch & taxi 5 lbs to Victoria station]. Express subway [12 lbs 2000?

 

 

LUG

 

3

 

Zip Lock bags

 

so small things related can be kept together, seen and labeled for quick packing/repacking

 

 

LUG

 

4

 

Papers - for storage site

 

Storage of gear. Between years attempt in case decide to leave or go back and forth in one year. Possibly moving to Canterbury for 1998

 

 

LUG

 

4

 

Thermometor

 

- from Malta (little)

 

 

LUG & Tra

 

0

 

Air Bus - Plane to train alter to subway-undergrou

 

Air bus [7 lbs to Marble Arch and taxi 5 lbs to Victoria station]. Alternate to underground connect. Express subway [12 lb to Paddington? Then taxi to Victoria [5lbs]. Very good if have more luggage than can easily get up and down stairs underground

 

 

LUG & Tra

 

0

 

Express to train alternative

 

Express subway [12 lb to Paddington? Then taxi to Victoria [5lbs]. Very good if have more luggage than can easily get up and down stairs

 

 

MED

 

2

 

Pack Small candle,

 

like warmer candle

 

 

STA

 

3

 

Plastic page protectors

 

for instructions on boat and also separate various papers collected

 

 

TN

 

2

 

polypropylene -underwear

 

top & bottom, for cold day training and also on boat after swim

 

 

TN

 

3

 

Big Thermometer -

 

Need another with casing to protect against rocks if testing the temp on the water edge. Check Bate and tackle shop or Campmore? Supply type of place.

 

Tb3

TR

 

0

 

13 Mile Training

Adv

Test swim of 13 miles early in Training season - 9hours

 

Tb4

TR

 

0

 

18 Mile Training

Adv

Test Swim 18 miles, 13 hours mid training season

 

Tb5a

TR

 

0

 

57-61 deg early

Adv

have test trips, south Carolina to test 57-61 Temp acclimitazation (strategy - practice for staying alert in cold) early, travel north to maintain temp. If not going to Aug go to Vermont - or North Boston for testing in early July weekends

 

Tb5

TR

 

0

 

8 + 7 hr

Adv

Have a few Saturday Sunday 8 hr + 7 Hr back to back

 

Tb2

TR

 

0

 

Dev Short list Inspiration

Adv

Develop short list copy of inspiration and highlight last important things to remember in channel - use in practice

 

Tb6a

TR

 

0

 

Dover Early Sept

Adv

have prepared request for early Sept, in case need or training and swims are excellent one year

 

Tb6

TR

 

0

 

Dover Mid July-Aug

Adv

Plan for Mid July to mid Aug for Dover 1999 & 2000

 

Ad3

TR

 

0

 

Drink more

Adv

Test Drinking more, rather than less. Aug 5 1998 more successful that Aug 18 1998. Greater liquid might prevent dehydration and assist assimilation

 

Ta

TR

 

0

 

Exercise, Weights

Advice

use weights, push-ups, sit-ups, stretching with tube

 

Ad3a

TR

 

0

 

Fructose

Adv

Test Fructose absorption rate, review this

 

Ad4

TR

 

0

 

Honey use

Adv

Test use of Honey, Too much like after effect of Sugar - Fructose better?

Is there a crash? Effect afer honey or if mixed with sports drink or fuctose is ist sustained?

Tb1

TR

 

0

 

Review short list

Adv

Have short list of Advice to go over last few days before the swim - go over more than once

 

Tb

TR

 

0

 

Revise Lists

adv

Revise all lists in off season, Handlers, packing, accommodations, boat etc.

 

Ad3b

TR

 

0

 

Warm Juice

Adv

Test Warm juice - Grape, possibly with some fructose or mixed with the sports drink

Recharge seems to be Grape juice, Lemmon Juice and salt

 

TR

 

1

 

Sun Screen

 

 

 

 

TR

 

1

 

Vaseline

 

 

 

 

TR

 

2

 

big Towels - Multi colored, "Bath sheets@

 

get in Dover

 

 

TR

 

2

 

Blue Rain coat,

 

as wind breaker and cover stuff while training

 

 

TR

 

2

 

Cloth swim cap

 

for training in harbor - when wind surfers are our, florescent yellow or red?

 

 

TR

 

3

 

Extra Sunscreen

 

get in Dover

 

 

TR

 

3

 

Gloves and winter hat

 

in pocket of winter coat

 

 

TR

 

3

 

Power Bars

 

[only used some in 1997]

 

 

TR

 

3

 

String for Theomometer

 

in plastic food box

 

 

TR

 

4

 

Red, White and Blue plastic bag

 

for drinks etc.

 

 

TR/C

 

2

 

Old Winter Over coat - Navy,

 

for after swim training and after channel

 

 

TR/CS

 

2

 

wind breaker -J

 

long sleeve jacket

 

 

TR/CS

 

2

 

Windbreaker - P

 

- long pants

 

 

VT

 

2

 

Vitamins E: C: +

 

Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, B stress

 

 

VT

 

3

 

Emergency AC@

 

not used in 1997

 

 

VT

 

3

 

Honey Drops

 

[Eucalyptus]

 

 

VT

 

3

 

Vitamins Zinc & Lysine

 

 

 

 

VT

 

4

 

Vitamins Multiple

 

(1 a day) Beware AB@ alone

 

 

WO

 

2

 

Adaptor for two prongs

 

electronic -fuse at least at 5 amps or get one amp and change to 5? Electronic Lights in Brittan fused at 3 Amps?

 

 

WO

 

2

 

British plug phone adaptor

 

 

 

 

WO

 

2

 

Computer

 

 

 

 

WO

 

2

 

Computer accessories:

 

power cord/transformer, phone Connection wire, , A: Drive, electric plug adaptor, Head phone

 

 

WO

 

2

 

May need British tone phone

 

if Hotel phone is pulse dial

 

 

WO

 

3

 

British Telephone connections

 

 

 

 

WO

 

3

 

Papers Mobile phone

 

and data card - work out ahead in 1998-2000

 

 

WO

 

3

 

work papers

 

which may be needed for reference and not on computer, try to put most likely on cd-rom e.g UN common Service