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February 23, 2017

I'm Tom, from Shropshire. I am currently studying physiotherapy, my second degree at Keele university which is where I met and worked with Joel. My passion is for the outdoors, health and wellbeing.

"What petition? Oh you mean this thing?" -  Tom with the petition on th...

February 21, 2017

I am a 25 year old South African and have just completed my Masters in Classics. I have always loved to swim, though more for pleasure than competitively. I jumped at the chance to take swimming lessons before I started school and have loved it ever since. I took part...

February 16, 2017

I first got into open water swimming in 2009 as part of a relay swim across the English Channel.

The training process ended up being a major turning point for me, one which paved the way for numerous other open water swims across the world and eventually to getting the ...

February 12, 2017

When I was younger I completed a solo swim from England to France in a time of 14 hours and 43 minutes.

However, the physical and mental trauma of completing a solo channel swim so young led me to give up swimming just weeks after my successful attempt to reach France....

February 7, 2017

As a child, I remember being scared of water. Jumping into a swimming pool was a terrifying idea. I remember all the other children doing it straight away but it took my 10 minutes to pluck up the courage. 

This changed over time and I progressed in my swimming ove...

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