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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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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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