André took up marathon swimming in 2014 when he first became a member of the BLDSA. Since then he has been a regular on the BLDSA circuit and has completed a Solo English Channel (2015), Two Way Windermere swim (2015), 3 person Channel Relay (2016) and swum the length of Lake Zürich (2017). André took on the role of Torbay Swim Secretary for 2016 and since then has also taken on the role of Publicity Officer for the BLDSA. Professionally, André is a Research Scientist studying for a PhD at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg looking at the interaction between photosynthesis and respiration in freshwater bodies using oxygen and carbon isotopes.
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