I am not really a swimmer. I’ve never had a coach or a club. Recreational holiday swimming, with the occasional bout of keep-fit morning swims at the local pool, was about my lot. But I’ve secretly dreamed of swimming the Channel for years and years. I just never told anyone.
I signed up to the Light Fund swim around Gozo, Malta in the summer of 2008, which is how I started. I got the bug, so I carried on in 2009 and completed my first two marathon swims, Lough Erne and Lake Windermere.
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