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About Me

About Me

Hi, my name is Gary Bruce. I am 49 years old and employed as a pilot by Virgin Atlantic Airways. This blog exists to chart my progress through one of life’s experiences, swimming the English Channel. Physical fitness, training and accepting challenge has always and will continue to be a fundamental part of me. Born in Exeter, my childhood was spent in a sporting-coaching family. We lived, at times, on or near to the south coast of England where I watched my father coaching athletics, basketball and rugby amongst many other sports. I took my first steps in the School gym...
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Support me

Support me

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all those individuals and organisations that have sponsored and supported me in many ways along this ‘journey’. Without your continued help and comprehension, this challenge would have been made much more difficult. Good.. now all I have to do is swim up to 30-40miles in 16C water in September 2013. The challenge of swimming the English Channel is already one that requires enormous respect, planning and execution from an early stage. As a long-haul pilot on a fleet that mainly services beach...