If you would like to have your swim officially recognized, there are a few different organisations who can offer this service, as outlined below.
Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club (JLDSC)
The JLDSC has been at the centre of open water swimming in Jersey for almost 50 years, nurturing more English Channel swimmers per capita than almost anywhere in the world.
By prior arrangement, the JLDSC can provide an observer onboard to monitor and time your swim and ensure Channel rules are adhered to. If successful, you will receive a certificate as well as a place in the "Rolls of Honour" board on their website.
The fee for this service is £125 for 2022, including temporary membership to the club. They will also require a signed swim assessment form and medical from your GP.
For further information, go to the JLDSC website.
Jersey Amateur Swimming Association (JASA)
JASA is the umbrella organisation that supports many swimming clubs in Jersey, including the JLDSC, representing their interests to the Government of Jersey, the Island Games and Commonwealth Games Associations in Jersey.
JASA are happy to award successful swimmers with a certificate via Lionheart Pilotage. In due course they intend to publish a comprehensive record of open water swimming achievements alongside the current list of island pool swimming records on the JASA website.
There is no charge for this certificate and JASA have entrusted the Lionheart crew to act as their onboard observers.
British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA)
Members of the BLDSA may also use that organisation to ratify their swims with Lionheart Pilotage.
For more details on the process, see the BLDSA website.