In the 135 years people have been swimming the English Channel fewer than one thousand have been successful. When I was 14 years old I decided that, one day, I would be one of the people who made the swim. Now, close to 20 years later, I am planning to attempt just that. I have secured a pilot boat through the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation,for an attempt in September 2010. I am currently looking for businesses, individuals, or organizations that would like to make contributions or provide sponsorship, either monetarily or in kind.