Since 3071 swimmers took to the water in 1998, the swim has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest open water swim. This year I was one of 5000 participants and I would say one of the bravest, having feared swimming most of my life and perhaps done the least training in the lead up.
The following needs to posted as it contributed greatly to my time and may well have saved me:
The calm before the storm:
The pier doesn’t look so scary: