We would like to share news about one of our Leisure assistants/Lifeguards. Amy has been with us for over 12 months. Pool and weekend clients will probably already know, Amy is a keen swimmer for Alsager Bridgestone and participates in open water swimming. This month within a team of swimmers ,Amy is swimming the channel to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust. Amy is raising funds by using a just giving page if you would like to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ doversoulsecho. The Following information was given to us by Amy herslef as she prepares to take on the challenge.
The Channel is 21 miles but the distance I could swim is all dependent on the current and weather. We are hoping to beat the team that has just swam the Channel with a time of 14hrs. The fastest ever recorded team swim is 7hr 17mins. The Team will be setting off either 2nd or 3rd Sept anytime to suit weather and tide. We will use either Shakespeare’s beach or Abbots cliff to depart from and swim towards Cap Gris Nes.
We wish Amy every success in the adventure and hope the weather is kind to them. Our thoughts shall be with Amy’s family as they wait patiently for word that they have done it and are on their way back .Oh and I forgot to mention this crazy young lady is only 17yrs old. Watch out for passing ships and things that bite Amy.
Dover Souls Team Echo