23 years ago, on September 9, 1985, Vasanti Niemz swam the English Channel as first German woman. In the meantime many things happened and she still has a passion for swimming. Combined with the inspiration of her meditation teacher, Sri Chinmoy, she regularly practiced, not only swimming, but also biking and running. This saturday Vasanti tries to do a special Triathlon: after crossing the channel from Dover to Calais, she plans to bike from Calais to Bingen, followed by a 80 km run to her home-town Heidelberg. Vasanti arrived in Dover two days ago and now waits for acceptable weather conditions and a free place in Alison Streeter’s boat. In her blog Vasanti writes today: “All the boats stayed in the harbour. The water today felt much colder, almost arctic, but it was quite calm in the harbour and the sun is out, warming. I swam with Rashmi again. Tonight my helper Marie-Therese from Austria will arrive and we will get everything ready and worked out. It’s my Channel Anniversary today, but there is no special feeling – the future is more exciting than the past. Still I am amazed at how calm and peaceful I feel”. Good luck Vasanti!