I have immense pleasure in reporting that I completed my swim on Friday in what were at times, some pretty strenuous conditions. I headed out on the two mile course at 4pm and completed the swim in a time of 1 hour 23 minutes. The winner of my group was a sixteen year old elite athlete who amazingly recorded a time of around 40 minutes.
I would urge anyone who is looking to raise money for charity or who may simply be looking for a personal challenge, to give the Great North Swim a go. The event was extremely well organised and a great day for all. I would just like to personally thank the many event volunteers for their hard work and for the superb encouragement they gave throughout the entirety of the three days. I am already planning my next great swim adventure and in the meantime I would love to hear stories from anyone who was involved in this year’s event.