A group of our students will attempt to swim the English Channel to raise money for homeless charity Crisis and Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK).

Niamh Singleton, Funmi Morgan, Will Perry, Tate Nicol, Sarah Rogers and Adam Eastlake have been training in cold water, including lakes, open air pools and beaches, so they are ready for the 21 mile, one-way system to reach France.

The group have been sea training since May, using every weekend in July and August to prepare themselves for the challenge.  Recently the team has started swimming at night to get used to the inevitability that the majority of the attempt may be in the dark.

The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world, with over 400 vessels travelling through it each day.  The attempt will take place between the 8th and 15th September – the exact date is to be confirmed.

Tim Strange, the Director of Art at Trinity and Channel Swimming coach has said “the swimmers have shown exceptional focus and dedication. Swimming the English Channel such a mammoth swim and is known across the world as one of the hardest open water swims. Captain Webb (the first person to swim the English Channel) says that nothing great is easy and the swimmers have prepared themselves well for the challenge ahead”

To find out more and donate please visit the group’s JustGiving page.

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