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‘Special Needs Boat Crew’..

‘Special Needs Boat Crew’..

And finally the last two members of the boat crew……. “What have I done?”       And finally, adding a much needed International outlook (and good looks generally) to the ‘dream team’, Eddie Peinado, the celebrated Brazilian adventurer has taken time out from his attempt to circumnavigate the Great Lakes in an inflatable canoe to add his experience to the crew. Eddie, an accomplished budgie wrestler is uniquely qualified, having himself swum the channel 2 years ago in 12 hours and 29 minutes. He will therefore be the...
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Ladies and gentlemen… “The Boat Crew”

Ladies and gentlemen… “The B...

Rather than bore you with more swimming training stories today, it is time to introduce my ‘Boat Crew’.. hand picked from a cast of millions. The Boat Crew are essential to any successful swim, let alone a successful English Channel attempt. They will feed, monitor, push me……  and yes……   “Stop me from getting back into the boat early.. no matter how tough it gets!”   I am extremely lucky to have such a high calibre duo on call. Without them this would ‘NOT’ be possible.   I asked them to write a short paragraph each introducing themselves, which they did...
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Bridge to Bridge San Francisco

Bridge to Bridge San Francisco

Well another swim down. 10km In the beautiful setting of San Fancisco, Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge, water 13.5C. A misty start, including a ‘Jock in a Frock’ on a surf board.. frightening!! It was a good work out but using a strong Flood tide.. pushing me along. Hence I finished about 5th overall including the wetsuit...
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Another Lake Swim..

Another Lake Swim..

Another lake swim this morning and the temperature has risen to a balmy 12C degrees. I swam for an hour and 10 minutes. 4 Times around, approximately 3.5km. The weather was grey and rainy. I had to abandon the swim due to the wake boarders amassing at opening time and the beautiful ‘lifeguard duo’ becoming rebellious unless I bought them a treat!!  ...