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My Channel Swim

An account of my Channel swim. At 1.21PM on the 8th August I jumped into the waters off Samphire Hoe. It had been a long build up to the swim, having been blown out of the 26th July-31st July tide. … Continue reading

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This year so far…

My last blog was after the Weymouth weekend in July. ┬áSince then I have swum another Channel Relay(4 of us from Croydon Amphibians Swimming club) in a time of 11hrs 37 m. I also raced Lake Windermere at the beginning … Continue reading

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A weekend of sun and swimming

This weekend was the SouthWest Regional Open Water Champs. I had entered the 10km on Saturday and then a 5km and a 3km on the Sunday. The whole weekend was glorious sunshine which made hanging around before and after races … Continue reading

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Channel Photos

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Rest week…..sort of

After the 3.8km Seahorse race in Studland Bay last Sunday (2nd girl, as you ask) I decided to have a rest week and wind down for the 10km/5km/3km swims in Weymouth the following weekend. After swimming on Monday (bad session, … Continue reading

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Dorney 10km Photos

Photo of the start. I am on the far right of the picture at the top, beside Mark wearing the white cap(naughty!) I aspire to his skill of ‘creeping forwards’ to get that extra metre!

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Dorney 10km

I donned my wetsuit for this race, a 10km swim in the future Olympic rowing venue. 3 laps, sounds easy enough. Start line I am at the front, getting ready to kick off as the horn goes. My aim is … Continue reading

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