COSMIC Rays Channel Relay

For several years, Dr Parviz Habibi (AKA Eagle Ray) and Andre Jason (AKA Sting Ray) have completed numerous successful Channel Swim challenges, raising thousands of pounds for COSMIC.

For the last few years, Eagle Ray and Sting Ray have been mixing it up by recruiting new members to the COSMIC Rays to complete the ultimate challenge – a six-person relay swim across the Channel.

The swim from Dover to France will take between 12-15 hours. Each swimmer will take it in turns to do an hour’s stint in the water beside a very experienced support boat, before handing the baton over to the next swimmer. It is a magical experience to conquer this iconic challenge.

If you are interested in joining our 2022 team or have any questions please contact us at

Applicants should be confident swimmers and previous open water experience is desirable but not essential. All swimmers will be trained and coached throughout the whole process by Parviz and Andre who will captain two teams of six each to take on this challenge.

Each potential swimmer will be invited for an informal meeting with Parviz and Andre to discuss the swim, training and fundraising associated with the event.