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About lisaswims

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

If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question

Like many aspiring Channel swimmers (& those whom already hold the grand title of being a Channel swimmer) I find myself always being asked questions about what it entails.  We often spend time laughing at some of the questions we … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Lake

On Monday I completed my longest ever swim to date, in fact more than double the time that I had swam before.  It was in Windermere where I swam to one end and then back again.  For those of you … Continue reading

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How things change!

As I drove back from Dover this Saturday and the sun came out I drove past lots of people basking the in the sun, with BBQ smells filtering into the car & observing pub gardens overspilling.  I got home slumped on … Continue reading

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If it wasn’t hard everybody would do it. The Hard… is what makes it great!

Over the last few weeks after doing limited training due to my back injury I pushed my body hard at two long distance training camps. First was Camp Eton organised by Nick & Sakura Adams at Eton College over the … Continue reading

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2 Saturday’s, 9 Pools & 9km

The last two Saturday’s I had decided to try and push myself and my back to see how it would take some further distance than the 2.5km I have been doing.  However, to try and make it fun and break it … Continue reading

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Award Winning Weekend

Last weekend I headed down to Dover with many other Channel Swimmers (both relay and solo) for the Channel Swimming & Pilot Federations annual dinner. My friend Vicky, who was the fastest British swimmer to swim the English Channel last … Continue reading

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The 6 month count down has begun

Today marks me being exactly 37 and a half but more importantly it marks 6 months until my Channel swim slot opens. The journey started on the 9th July 2013 before I had even done my first relay swim when … Continue reading

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2015 – What will it bring?

So it is 2015 and as I thought about what resolutions I might make I decided that perhaps given the year that lays ahead I should just focus on that instead of trying to give something up. Over the last … Continue reading

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Want to see what it is like to swim across the Channel?

You may remember as part of the team we had a film crew with us who were there to film us as part of a documentary about people who live, work & play on the Channel.  Well it was finally … Continue reading

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WE DID IT – To France & back in a day (well almost)

On Friday morning my alarm rang at 4am, it had felt only minutes that I had been sleeping after finally getting into bed at 12.30 after packing, preparing food and ensuring I had everything I needed – I also got … Continue reading

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