North Channel Relay 2016 Known for its cold, unpredictable conditions and big hungry jellyfish, this is perhaps why so few swimmers have succeeded in making it across the 22 miles of water between Ireland and Scotland. This is unquestionably the toughest swim in the Aspire calendar and only for swimmers with a proven track record of open water swims. For further information please email Colin or call him on 020 8420 8951. Aspire's first North Channel relay crossing will take place on Sunday 11th September 2016. Places on the 2016 swim have now been filled and we are therefore keen to hear from anyone interested in joining the challenge in 2017.