First open water swim – annual trip to Windermere with local swimming club. We swam from Bowness bay, round Belle Isle and back to shore, not to be recommended in this busy area nowadays!
First BLDSA events, as a junior, and individual swim of Windermere, aged 14.
Bala, Coniston, Windermere, Sandsend to Whitby, Pickmere, Walton to Clacton, Trentham Gardens, Morecambe Cross Bay.
As above, plus Torbay and many hours of training swims leading to English Channel aged 17 (youngest and fastest British girl, Eng-France).
Studying, working and doing some swimming!
Move to near Lake District and resume more lake and bay swimming, many Windermere’s, many Coniston’s.
London to Paris triathlon relay.
Travelling abroad, swimming in rainforest swimming holes, idyllic seas and Himalayan lakes!
Taking on admin roles, helping with swim organisation.
Birth of son. Joe. A kayak escort in the making!
Exec committee, Hon Treasurer, first term of Presidency, Coniston Water sec. (ex. 95-05) swimming in as many BLDSA events as can be fitted in with these duties!
2014 to 2015
Exec committee, Hon Treasurer, Presidency, Coniston Water sec. (ex. 95-05) swimming in as many BLDSA events as can be fitted in with these duties!