I'm swimming in the Thames Jubilee 10 kilometre event on June 5th from Maidenhead to Eton and then the River Dart 10 kilometre swim from Totnes to the sea on September 4th. Just to give some scale for non swimmers, I'll be in the water over four hours each time so it's a similar test to running a marathon, but with the added excitement of the threat of drowning, infection, cramp etc.
In the Dart event, if you are too slow all the water disappears as the tide goes out.
I've done a reasonable amount of training, but now have man flu to help me prepare.
Level Water is a great charity that looks to get disabled kids into swimming so they can enjoy the freedom of the water.
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