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Catherine Pendleton

Cath's English Channel Swim - Sept 2018

I am swimming the English Channel for SSAFA because I want to raise money for a great charity.

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We are SSAFA. We provide lifelong support to our Armed Forces and their families

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Story

My story.... why am I swimming The English Channel?  Well .. I needed a challenge to keep me fit and out of trouble lol.  

I have always loved swimming since a young girl and remember telling my late Uncle Freddy that I will swim the Channel one day!  That statement was obviously deeply buried but whilst dabbling in the world of triathlons I did a couple of open water swimming triathlons and fell in love with open water swimming.

Following an injury in June 2015 triathlons stopped.  Luckily, I stumbled across a new challenge of a Winter Swimming Gala that was taking place in February 2016, which meant swimming in just a costume, swim hat and goggles.   So in Sept 2015 I ditched my wetsuit and discovered my love of Winter Swimming and haven't looked back.   After one too many gins one evening in Sept 2016, I decided I was going to fulfil my  childhood dream of swimming the English Channel and set about the booking process and booked my slot for the 16 - 23 Sept 2018.

Only 9 months to go now eeekkkk!  ¦So time to get training
hard, lead a healthier lifestyle and raise lots of money for a fantastic
charity.  Please, if you can, no matter how small, make a small donation to motivate me even more to just keep swimming, knowing that each penny raised will help a great charity.

Thank you so much for reading my story and for making a donation.  I will keep you updated on training :-) x

Cath xx

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