I live near Sevenoaks in Kent (UK) and am a mad keen open water distance swimmer. I have completed 8 swims over 21 miles including 43 mile Lac Leman (4th solo ever & 1st Brit), the English Channel (twice), Loch Lomond (44th person), the Catalina Channel in California, SCAR etc. I currently serve on the committee of the British Long Distance Swimming Association acting as President for 2017, the Swim Secretary for Two Way Windermere (21 miles) which takes place every 2 years (next one 2019) and the famously gruelling 9-mile Champion of Champions. I was awarded British Long Distance Swimming Association’s Swimmer of the Year in 2013 and also won the Global Marathon Swimming Federation’s Barra Award for Best Year in 2015. Above all, I enjoy sharing my experiences to help others reach their goals and giving back to this wonderful sport on a voluntary basis.
I have been a member of the BLDSA since 1965 & served continuously on
the Executive since 1968. Roles I have undertaken include: Ast Press
Officer, Press Officer, Swim List Co-odinator, Safety Officer, Child
Protection Officer, Hon General Secretary, Minutes’ Secretary,
Executive Committee Member & President (twice). Throughout this time
I have remained an active swimmer & act in various roles at
Championships, including crewing for a swimmer from time to time.