Some of the swimmers attempting to cross the Channel today:
William Schulz started from Shakespeare beach at 3:58am with escort boat Sea Satin.
The Eastney Dippers (5 person relay) started from Samphire Hoe at 5:37am with Anastasia.
The Myrtleville Selkies (6 person relay ) started from Samphire Hoe at 5:43am with Optimist.
Mark Monticino started from Samphire Hoe with Suva.
Kristian Phillips started at 6:37am with Masterpiece.
Last minute.com (5 person relay) started at 7am with Sea Leopard.
Escort boats Louise Jane, Rowena and Pathfinder also appear to be out, but no details of who is swimming.
You can track their progress at https://www.dover.uk.com/channel-traffic