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By the time 22 February arrived I was itching to start the Swim22 challenge. Armed just with a towel, a pair of goggles, and a pair of running shorts that doubled as swim trunks (I’d actually lost weight during training, and my one and only pair of trunks no longer fitted) I set off for…

As I mentioned in my previous blog, on 27 January 2019 I took to the pool for the first time to start my Swim22 training. I managed two lengths before stopping: out of breath, aching, and tired. I’m not ashamed to say, I was rubbish. Even my 12 year old son, Freddie, teased my lack…

Congratulations! You’ve spent the last twelve weeks swimming, and in the process raised funds for Diabetes UK’s important work supporting people who live with diabetes. The English Channel is a long way, so if you have managed to swim the equivalent, that’s quite an achievement. But however far you have swum for the challenge, you…