Light Fund Swim, Day 2 - sponsored by Pinky and Perky

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

May 20th 2008 at 12:44PM
Light Fund Swim, Day 2 - sponsored by Pinky and Perky

The Light Fund Swim 11 tackle the longest individual leg yet as the enormity of the challenge hits. Rob Corney writes home.

They said the water would be 25 degrees – it’s 15.

Nobody mentioned the white horses out at sea that take on a sentient form, waiting to break before the swimmer is about to take a breath before rushing towards the cliffs to crash in a hiss of mirth at the unfortunate spluttering form left in the deeps.

And nobody mentioned the sight of John Coningham-Rolls in latex glove, Vaseline in hand which seemed to transport some members of the team back to better-forgotten schoolboy experiences consigned to the annals of memory by years of expensive therapy.

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