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About lisaswims

40 year old woman living in London generally found in water.

Why this run of 2.64km is so important

Okay so it’s only 2.64km but it means so much. Many people mention that they never knew that I was pregnant with both Buddy and Molly until I had them. So I thought I’d take the time to explain why; … Continue reading

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2017 with my little Buddy

It has been a long time since I last wrote a blog post, way over a year in fact, so this is a round-up of my 2017! There were no big swims for me in 2017 and what many of … Continue reading

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Sketch Note

I was interviewed by Tough Girl last year following my channel swim.  This year she produced this sketch note which is great summary of my swim  Take a look.

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Beautiful Scilly

Two years ago I remember seeing a friends Facebook post about a new swimming challenge which was being held in the Isle of Scilly, it looked amazing and I added it to my ever expanding swimming bucket list.  I was … Continue reading

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The Big Escape

As part of our honeymoon Tom had surprised me by booking us in for the Sharkfest Alcatraz swim.  The email arrived into my inbox telling me I had booked onto the Alcatraz swim just days after a great white had … Continue reading

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Crossing the Strait

Back in April Kerry and I flew to Spain to attempt to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar and I have been meaning to write it up since then… however, planning my wedding, being made redundant, going on honeymoon and … Continue reading

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What’s been going on?

It has been some time since I last wrote a new post so with just three days till Kerry and I fly out to Spain to attempt to swim between Spain & Morocco (across the Strait of Gibraltar) this is … Continue reading

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What next?

Since the day after my Channel swim I have been asked by countless people…what next? At that point there was nothing, I was happy to have crossed the Channel successfully and was looking forward to not having to get up … Continue reading

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Life After the Channel

Today marks 2 months since I swam the English Channel so I thought I would write a quick blog on what it has been like since and what I have been up to. The days after the swim were very … Continue reading

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The Day I swam from England to France

On Friday 14th August I had just sat down for dinner when I got a text from my pilot Eddie saying ‘Can you swim this coming week’, this was the third time Eddie had asked if I had wanted to … Continue reading

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