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Weʼre raising £400 to Support the Sunnybrook Hospital Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research in Toronto.

Twickenham, UK

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After three years of swimming multiple 1 mile open water races, this year I am doing one BIG 2 MILE SWIM (3.2km, or 128 lengths of a 25m pool) at the 2018 Swim Serpentine on 22 September.

I am swimming to raise money supporting the fight against brain cancer, something that has had a particular impact on my family recently. All funds raised will go to the Sunnybrook Hospital Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

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  • Andrew Boggs20 hrs ago
    Andrew Boggs

    Andrew Boggs

    20 hrs ago

    Four days to go. With thanks to my physio at St Mary’s University, I’m back to hitting longer distances (did a mile last night). Although I may not achieve the sub 60 minutes I was aiming for, I think my shoulder has healed enough to allow me to finish the 2 mile swim. Now just keeping an eye on the water temperatures. I'll need to swim in my arm-less wetsuit to accommodate my shoulder.... but as my Mom would say: "Andrew, you're Canadian. Get over the cold" :-)

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  • Andrew Boggs8 days ago
    Andrew Boggs

    Andrew Boggs

    8 days ago

    Frustrating (but not insurmountable) set-back: a week ago Saturday I injured my left shoulder in a rugby game for my local club. To make a long story short I have torn a muscle in my rotator cuff. With 1 week of inactivity, and with a physio's help, the shoulder is starting to feel well enough to get back into the pool. Last night was my first swim since the injury and I was able to swim with discomfort but not pain... physio plan is for shoulder to be ready to take on the 2 mile swim in 1.5 weeks.... fingers crossed.

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  • Andrew Boggs23 days ago
    Andrew Boggs

    Andrew Boggs

    23 days ago

    Training still plowing away, now changing the balance of my workouts to swimming only and beefing up the distances. Had a lovely 3km at lake Shepperton over the weekend in some chop - helpfully reduced the numbers of other swimmers. Looking forward to a short taper in mid-September!

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Page last updated on: 9/19/2018 2:31 PM



  • Rich Murray

    Rich Murray

    Sep 18, 2018

    It's the least I can do for a cousin who's doing the most he can do.


  • Anonymous


    Aug 27, 2018

  • William Robertson

    William Robertson

    Aug 17, 2018

    Alexandra and Nicholas supporting Andrew’s fundraising swim.


  • J & M Boggs

    J & M Boggs

    Aug 15, 2018


  • Ryan Boggs

    Ryan Boggs

    Aug 15, 2018

    Swim that snake!


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Andrew Boggs

Andrew Boggs

Twickenham, UK

Donations to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research will give Sunnybrook Hospital the tools to help beat brain cancers that are currently unbeatable. Your support furthers groundbreaking research that benefits patients in Canada and around the world.

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