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:
3 x English Channel Solos
5 x 6 person English Channel Relay
2 x 5 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)