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About lisaswims

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

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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Mystical Swimming

So we have started, it’s very misty out here and the fog horn keeps going off every few minutes as there are boats close by we can’t see. My first swim was against the tide but made some good ground. … Continue reading

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The time has come…

Tomorrow morning at 7am, I and three friends (Team COSMIC Rays) will be heading off down to Dover to start our challenge, which is to swim as a relay to France and then back again.  We are only one of … Continue reading

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A Sad Day

Today marks 5 weeks that we have been waiting to go on our swim, many have gone and succeeded and some have gone and failed within this time but they have gone in their assigned slots or have had a … Continue reading

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A road trip ‘up North’ (whilst we wait)

We were told last week that we wouldn’t be doing our relay over the weekend so on Friday a group of us descended upon ‘The Lakes’ to complete the length of Coniston – a 5.25 mile swim being organised by … Continue reading

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The swimming costume team sheet

Some of my many costumes were recently told that they would be making the cut for the journey across the English Channel & back.  These are the ones that have made the team sheet, they still won’t know till the … Continue reading

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Any news?

This seems to be the most popular phrase that friends, family, work colleagues and work clients greet me with these days.  Our slot was 9th-16th August and as I write this it is now 26th August, we have been waiting quite … Continue reading

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And the waiting continues

And we wait some more. Our slot is due to close on the 16th and our pilot has told us that it is highly unlikely that we will be going before then.  So what does this mean?  It doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Whilst we wait…

So what we are doing whilst we wait? Last night Parviz, Brian and I (as well as other friends Amanda, Katie, Kate and Montserrat) headed off to Henley to swim in the Henley Swim – Club to Pub swim.  A … Continue reading

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The Bionic Boy

Check out this video of Patrick aka the Bionic Boy (click on the following link – The Bionic Boy) who will be joining us on the boat for our swim, it really is impressive. Patrick contracted meningitis when he was just 9 … Continue reading

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