Swim for Change: Join us crossing the English Channel

May 2nd, 2013

Swim for Change: Join us crossing the English Channel

In the first week of July this year, I will be undertaking a relay swim across the English Channel with a team of six swimmers in order to raise funds and awareness for HART. Our website www.swimforchange.com gives you information on what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.

We have already started a training routine that will prepare us for the relay swim this summer (including our first cold water swim last weekend!). We’re expecting the swim to take around 15 hours and for the water temperature to be 14 to 15 degrees…pretty chilly without wetsuits. Over the next couple of months our team will be writing blog posts to keep you updated. Channel Swimming requires favourable weather conditions and for this reason we do not have a fixed date for the relay, but it will take place on the first week of July. On the day itself, you will also be able to monitor the team’s progress across the Channel via a GPS tracker that will be installed in the accompanying boat.

The HART team is working together to fundraise for the event. Our swim will support HART partners providing education to children affected by conflict in Sudan and South Sudan and and fighting child malnutrition in Timor-Leste.

We would like invite you to join us! You can do this by holding a ‘Swim for Change’ sponsored swim in your local pool or lake. We will be offering prizes to the individuals and teams who swim the furthest distance as well as hosting an Autumn event for all participants. To learn more, please visit our website at: www.swimforchange.com

Lydia Tanner

By Lydia Tanner

Lydia is the Advocacy and Communications Manager at HART. In July she will be part of a team of swimmers attempting to conquer the English Channel.


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