No Take Zone Swim Challenge, Sun 30 July

Approximate swim route

A swimming challenge to raise awareness of the “No Take Zones” (NTZ) will be taking place on Sunday 30 July between 08:00 and 10:00. “The Wild Swimming Brothers” recently launched their “No Take Zone Challenge” in which the middle brother is attempting to swim across all 4 of the UKs No Take Zones. He has already completed a swim of the Flamborough NTZ with Medway being the next zone to swim.

The Swim will start at approximately 08:00 in the vicinity of Elphinstone Point and will finish in the vicinity of Kingsnorth Jetty at approximately 10:00. The swimmer will be accompanied by the support boat “Big Red” at all times and will be swimming out of the main navigable channel across the NTZ. “Big Red” will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 at all times and liaise with Medway VTS at regular intervals with updates on the swimmer’s position.

All vessels are requested to navigate with extreme caution when passing, reduce speed and wash appropriately and maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch.74 at all times

Anyone wishing to find out more about the Wild Swimming Brothers and their challenges to raise awareness of environmental issues can use the links below to their website.