Many people talk about how it has been their life's ambition to swim the channel, that wasn't the case with me. I only learned to swim with my face in the water in 2000, and I wasn't exactly a great swimmer so deciding to attempt the English Channel wasn't the most obvious of choices!
Over the first few years of my swimming career I built up until I had the most amazing year of my life to that date. In 2005 I swam in the World Masters Games in Edmonton, the European Masters in Stockholm and was then asked to join a friend in an English Channel Relay. And so it all began.
Had someone told me that in 2016 I would be helping aspiring channel swimmers to achieve their dreams then I would have thought you were off your rocker! Yet that is exactly what I'm now doing and I love it!
My successful swims include:
2 x English Channel Solos
5 x 6 person English Channel Relay
1 x 4 person English Channel Relay
3 x 3 person English Channel Relay
Round Jersey Solo
Jersey to France
Apache Lake (part)
Master Practitioner of NLP
Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
In 2016, approximately 350 swimmers registered to train with me in Dover Harbour. They were training for many different events from the English Channel as solos and relays and for other swims all over the world. Some just trained for the fun of it. The success rate was pleasingly high.