English Channel Swimmers

English Channel Swim

The Too Cans are swimming the English Channel!

Commonly known as the Everest of ocean swimming, the success rate for English Channel attempts is about 40%.

1,832 people have successfully swum the Channel, in aggregate 2,369 times.

About 5,000 people have climbed Mount Everest. 7,694 people have taken part in 1,024 channel relay swims.

Go with the flow

Yes, that's right.

Swim. From England to France.

Across the Channel.

Not along it as Lewis Pugh did earlier this year.

A mere 21 miles or 34 km - at least as the Crow[hurst] flies. But we're not flying. We're swimming. And the average distance of an English Channel swim crossing is considerably more with at least one person known to have swum 65 miles or 105 km.

It will take us a long time. We will most likely be much closer to Jackie Cobell's record for the slowest swim in 28 hours and 44 minutes than to Trent Grimsey's swim in just under 7 hours.

The tide will turn

We have first position on a neap tide sometime between 19 and 27 September 2019.

Neap - from Middle English neep: scant, lacking.

Neap tide, literally low tide. More definitional analysis is important here.

Channel - a length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas.

English Channel - a narrow passage joining the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.

That's right. A whole lot of water moves into the Channel at high tide and out of it at low tide.

Which is why, most swimmers, swim in an S shape and some get carried away altogether like the lovely Dee Greenwood earlier this year. Add to that, the tide changes every 6 hours, so unless you are Trent Grimsey, you are going to have the wiggles.

Important therefore for the maximum chance of success to swim on a neap tide, a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water.

Not to be confused with neep - Scottish colloquialism for Swedes.

Practice makes Perfect

Training schedule: 12 - 15km a week from 2/1/2019 or until running your fingers through your hair feels like this.

Plus, a 2 hour qualifying swim in sub 15.5C water. And one in the dark.

There are strict rules in terms of attire set by the English Channel Swimming Association. Importantly, we must be legless. The only exception may be for Mark if he gets special dispensation because of his spinal cord injury.

Shiver me timbers and jellies

Apart from the weather and the currents, the Channel can be frigid.

During the swim season of July to September (yes, we have a very late window), the temperature in the water allegedly ranges from 14 to 18C, but can plummet to 6C!

Whirlpools and wild waves were dangerous and frightening but it was jellyfish that brought Lewis Pugh's worst moment. The only marine life to benefit from climate change, the Channel's bloomin' full o' them. Lewis was stung by countless jellies including in the groin!

Shipping Lanes

The Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world with 600 tankers and 200 ferries passing though every day.

We will be in the hands of our feted pilot.  Reg.  That's 'im, above (on the left).

No, that's not our support boat.

Support

This is our support boat!!

An English fishing trawler called the Viking Princess.

Liz was hoping for a gin cruiser with a hot shower! Let's hope the French fishermen don't mistake her for a scallop boat.

There's other stuff to contend with like general seasickness (and things that we won't mention like swimming induced pulmonary edema); Ross Edgeley's tongue began to disintegrate when he swam round Britain; Australian triple crossing aspirant Stuart Johnson developed ulcers in his oesophagus and couldn't continue.

But at least no need for lip filler as the salt makes your chops swell up.

Why?

Maybe it's because our names are not written up on the wall of the gents at the Watson's Bay Hotel (as promised following a good time in the South Head Roughwater earlier this year).  Maybe, Glenda wanted another chance at putting her name on a pub wall (sucessful channel swimmers write their names on the walls of the White Horse in Dover).

Of course we are raising funds for Can Too.  Not only will those funds support Australian cancer research and the most brilliant, innovative early career cancer researchers but the first $12,000 will fund the costs of a swim pod; a marathon swim pod, in late 2019.  As such, we hope every dollar that we raise will leverage the opportunity for 20+ swimmers to raise significantly more funds and become marathon swimmers and in so doing, do the thing which they might think they cannot.

At Can Too, we believe everyone can achieve goals they once thought impossible.  We believe life is what you make of it, that anything is possible, and if you're willing to take that first step, you CAN TOO!

We share the spirit of Phillipe Croizon, a quadriplegic Frenchmen who swam the Channel in 2010, who said he would like to complete the dare "for myself, my family and all my fellows in misfortune who have lost their taste for life".

Ready for a swim anyone?

Anyway, for the time being, it's Over from Dover.  Next stop for the Toucans - Rottnest.

We are training and fundraising for cancer research with Can Too

We are training for an event with Can Too, a health promotion organisation that engages and inspires individuals and the community to achieve personal health, wellbeing and altruistic goals. Beginners and experienced athletes alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim in endurance events- including 10km, half-marathon and marathon runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons. In return, we are raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer through Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW. Thank you for supporting us! ‘It’s so much fun and I can’t believe I’m going to achieve this goal that I never thought possible. A great program and team support is making it possible. You Can Too!’

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.68k

Kim Cook

$1.37k

Kim Cook

$1.12k

Kim Cook

$1.01k

Anne-marie Allgrove

Go for it Liz!! You are amazing!

$1,000

Mark Mcnamara

Go Lizzie!

$875

Kim Cook

$620

Companions And Guests Of The Bevan Chapter Of Royal Arch Masons No.2458 In Buckinghamshire

$510

Elizabeth Stewart

You are all so great. Best wishes from me for your swim. I so appreciate your support for me in the sea. You are great. I hope the weather is ideal and conditions smooth.

$510

Peter Saliba

$510

Anonymous

Wonderful effort. You all should be very proud. Hope the water is not that cold. All the best. Karen, Bronte, Taylor & Mark

$510

Anonymous

Vale Mark. I will always value your friendship & support & can only try to follow your example when life hands out its knocks. JC

$510

Harry York

What a shining STAR

$500

Sally Carr

You are such an inspiration

$500

Stuart Mitchell

WOW ...i'm truly in AWE of you and the team. I can only do a little bit to help you over your fund raising goal but the real challenge lies with you (all). I will be thinking of you; swim straight( ish), keep warm (is) and enjoy (ish). GOOD LUCK (just getting here is inspiring). Stuart

$500

Annie And Simon

It is hard to put into words what Simon and I feel about Mark's death. Yes such a lion of a man with a presence that filled more than his physical space ( especially after he became so trim and tort from all his incredible training!!!! ). His life story is so amazing - he lived many more lives than most of us can imagine- what ever life through up at him - he had courage, dignity and a smile on his face. His love and devotion to Lizzie is something we can all aspire to in our relationships. Mark it is hard to believe you are no longer on this earth - but we know you will be swimming and cheering from the sidelines where ever that may be. You will be giving your team the lift they need when the going gets tough. Au revoir Mark

$450

Brethren Of Penn & Tyler's Green Lodge #5876 Of Freemasons In Buckinghamshire

$400

Dad

Just go for it Aussie Showstopper!

$400

Isma Lodge No 996 Of Mark Master Masons Of London

$365

Companions Of The Hall Barn Chapter No, 8480 Of Royal Arch Freemasons In Buckinghamshire

$260

Leslie Howatt

Vale Mark... such an inspiration to so many! To Liz and the rest of the team, you are all equally inspiring, and I'm sure you'll do Mark proud. xx

$260

Elizabeth Stewart

Mark and Lizzie and the team. I am filled with admiration for you and all the stuff you do for others. I hope it’s a great swim

$260

Shepard

$260

Johanna O'shea

$260

Amanda And Bill

Good luck Lizzie and Team. I think you are completely mad :-) All our love Amanda and Bill xx

$260

Sandy Olsen

You are one of the strongest and gutsy women I know. Thinking of you and wishing you and the team all the best. xx

$260

Andrew Simpson

Good luck to Lizzie and the Team. I've made this donation in memory of Mark. xo

$260

Al & Nazanin Gillett

Mark, your energy, tenacity, courage and determination continues to influence and was so great to be around. Through your thoughtful words and inspiring actions you impacted me and contributed to the lives of many others. Thank you for so much, we will miss you mate

$260

The Coopers

RIP our beautiful neighbour. We were so fortunate to know you.

$260

Tricycle

Keep on swimming, keep on swimming, keep on swimming. Such an amazeballs goal in a long line of amazeballs goals. We love you will be swimming right next to you, in spirit.

$260

Maria O’brien

Wow Lizzie! Steer clear of the jelly fish. Good luck and great cause!

$260

Brendan Ayres

Swim with your teeth clenched! Those brown things are a whole new type of German torpedo.

$260

Chris Grundy

$255

Channel Tales Donations

Donations from our generous supporters at the Channel Tales talk. Thank you!

$250

Zoe Taylor

Go well, you legends!!! Amazing training and teamwork. I’m in awe.

$250

Gabrielle White

$250

Trevor Ho

$250

Julie Torney

You guys are amazing!

$250

Leslie Howatt

So impressed ... keep swimming! xx

$250

Kim Cook

$250

Edith Skues

I know that you will achieve this dream

$233

Grant Campbell

RAG raffle

$220

Baker Taylor Pty Ltd

Well done.

$208

Rob Duncan

Well done Kim!

$208

Nigel Brooks And Rui Silva

Well done

$208

Barry & Aine

Good luck John. In anticipation of perfect conditions and a successful crossing.

$208

Lauren Elder

Mark you inspired me. Whilst I met you as your teacher in surf life saving you quickly became my teacher in lots of life lessons. Lizzie and Mark's family please know we are wrapping you in our collective embrace of thoughts and love. Channel team no doubt Mark's mantra Veni. Natavi. Vici. will be in your mind with each stroke and you will shout it when you land on French soil! I am so saddened by your loss Mark. You were a lion of a man and I admired your resilience, courage, determination and generousity. My life is richer for knowing you and you will be so missed but never forgotten. It was a privilege x

$208

Angela Stojak

Wishing you all the best with your English Channel swim from the Board and staff of Revesby Workers' Club.

$208

Dugal J Cadden

$208

Al Gillett

Well done Kim. Inspirational!

$208

Bugsy

From the amazing people at Balmoral

$208

Netti And Martin Vavrek

A lion of a man, that is for sure! We are so saddened to hear that the world has lost such a beautiful human. Mark squeezed all that he could out of every day, with great spirit and determination. He found possibility in everything and gave generously. @Lizzie, all our love to you and both families. @the Channel team - go get 'em! Enjoy the journey to France. We'll be cheering you all the way. Just keep swimming Mark, wherever you may be. Love, Netti and Martin (#Vladders) xx

$200

Bugsy

Bonkers!

$200

Gavin Jackson

Go Awesomeness

$200

Gavin Jackson

Go Champion

$200

Gavin Jackson

Go Wonderful

$200

Annie Crawford

Kim - you are totally amazing. I am in awe of all you do. Thank you for your continued support of Can Too

$200

Ted & Anna Mcclure

Best of luck Glenda and team

$185

Anonymous

Donation from the wonderful Cantoo supporters

$183

Anonymous

Thanks Grant. JC

$176

Anonymous

$156

Nicola Cleary

Best Wishes John, from all at Seaforth

$156

Denise Mistillis

All the very best Kim! You are a true inspiration to us all. I am so proud to call you a friend and cant wait to see you knock this out of the park. xo

$156

Denise Mistillis

$156

Nevien Badawi

In support of a great cause Grant!

$150

Chloe Mccardel's English Channel Camp June 2019

$140

Bugsy

From the incredible OGL management team!

$131

Anonymous

Good luck Glenda, Lizzie, Kim, Grant & John. Here's to a successful crossing.

$130

Zac Morten

I hope you do a good job. You are amazing, I love you so much. You are the best loving friend ever.

$128

Bugsy

From the Rotto supporters

$124

Dom Cadden

Very proud of you. Good luck, look after yourself up until the big day!

$114

Uncle David

$108

Daina Elliott

A huge smile and constant words of encouragement, an inspiration to all, you will be missed by so many Mark. Will be sending love, thoughts and hugs to you tomorrow Lizzie xxxx

$105

Kim Cook

$104

Troy Wilson

Think of the great French food on the other side! Awesome effort Grant.

$104

Stephanie & Emma & Sam

Mark, you and your exceptional lemonade making skills will always be remembered!!

$104

John And Jenny Quick

Brilliant achievement!

$104

Adrian Smith

Unbelievably impressive Liz! Go for it!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Beverley & John Kable

We are with you guys all the way. Make history! and enjoy!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Buttress Investments

You're mad. Stark, staring bonkers. And an inspiration to us all. Perhaps you can watch the opening game from a bar in Calais?

$104

Jacquie Macdougall

Absolutely in awe of this challenge!

$104

Craig Barton

With every difficult task I think you need a song that you can sing to yourself that is just so bad it makes you forget what you are doing; with your training schedule being so full I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a playlist. The proclaimers - 500 miles. B52’s - rocklobster. Bonny Tyler - holding out for a hero. Bananarama - Venus and Ian dury- hit me with your rhythm stick. Personally I’d go for rock lobster.. long track and hilarious lyrics written most probably on acid. All the best we will be thinking of you. Barto

$104

Cornelia Gartner

Good Luck John. Hope all the preparation has gone well. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Love Cornelia and Stephen

$104

Emma Chen

Mark, I will miss you in all kind of ways, you trusted me and gave me encourage to take on any challenges. Thank you for being in my life. I feel lost without you, but I will be strong and keep challenge myself until reach the top. I know this is what you want to see me to achieve. And I will do it for you. Thank you for being a friend, a work dad and a mentor of mine. Love

$104

Marie Mangan

Feeling a whole heap of "A" words. Absolutely Awesome, Amazing Accomplishment, Astonishing, Astounding, Well done you Glenda and to the whole Channel team - Lizzie, Kimmy, John and Grant. I know Mark would have been with you all the whole way. Congratulations !!! Marie Mangan xxx

$104

Christine Mascarenhas

Go Grant! What an amazing undertaking and for such a wonderful cause :)

$104

Lynette Jamieson

Go Grant!!

$104

John V

Mark you are an inspiration to us all with your endeavors and accomplishments in life. A sad loss and you will be missed by many. Lizzie my condolences and hugs.

$104

Tina & Frank Palermo

We are in awe. An amazing person contributing to an amazing foundation focussed on cancer research and prevention. Here's to that!! Good luck xx

$104

Tarryne Shotland

Break a leg Grant! What a fantastic effort ?

$104

Tarryne Shotland

Break a leg Grant ??

$104

Grant Family

Well done Grant on making a difference

$104

Tradies Bookkeeping

Hi John, Sounds like you’re doing a really great thing! All best with it for both your swim and fundraising. Kind regards Bettina

$104

Tony Height

$104

Katie Price

Because, from the first second I met you, you have been an absolute deadset legend determined to inspire the best in people. And you do! Xox

$104

Katie Christoffersen

Good luck Kim Cookie! You will smash it xx

$104

Gill Shearman

Mark, so loved, so enjoyed by all Always will inspire others. Hugs to all

$104

Andrew Mcnee

Go Lizzie go!!!! Good luck x x x

$104

Jenny And George Saliba

Dearest Lizzie, we share in your pain at the passing of Mark. He was an amazing man that bought such fun and wonder to our time together. His incredible life experiences. He will be grately missed. All our love George and Jenny

$104

Anonymous

$104

Helen And Ian Adams

All the best to the Channel Swim Team!!

$104

Wendy Robertson

Go Kim!

$104

Anonymous

Starting up. Good luck.

$104

Mel Eaton

You guys are amaaazing!

$104

Chris Sutherland

An amazing man...a leader ... It was a privilege to have known him... Go Swim Channel Team xxxx

$104

Deb H

Extremely impressed Glenda - fantastic challenge! Hope the water is kind to you on the 'day'

$104

Simon Cook

Another great effort Kim. Well done. Hope to see you in the UK

$104

Richard Vaughan

Enjoy the swim

$104

Dellanie Burke

Mark you will be so missed. An incredible guy who achieved and strived for so much. A true inspiration to me and many. Lizzie and family, I send you love and you are in my thoughts.

$104

Frank Rugers

Best of luck

$104

Stephen Long

Kim, you are a legend, and real inspiration. Keep up the good work.

$104

Jo Polles

Lizzie, I knew Mark only through your stories and anecdotes and it has always left me amazed that two people fit so much into one lifetime. You had that zest for life in common and I know you will continue his legacy. I am so very sorry for your loss. Jo xx

$100

Diana Dica

I wish you the best of luck Kim!!

$100

Lynn B

Go John! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure. Glad to help you in your fund raising, Lynn, Mark, Moe & Smudge

$100

C R

$100

Clare

Good luck team... :)

$100

Bugsy

From the wonderful literary E.C. swimmers at Chloe McCardell’s Cold Water Camp Jervis Bay July 2019

$100

St George Novated Brisbane

You were more than a fierce leader, you were a mentor, our biggest cheerleader and above all a friend who was always there when we needed you. Your zest for life and daily enthusiasm was infectious and the contribution you made to our team was immeasurable. Thank you for the sharing your amazing life stories with us - when we met you, we knew you were someone special who would make such a positive impact on all our lives. We will raise a glass or 2 in your honour today. You will be sorely missed within the team. Love, QLD Novated Team

$100

Stephen Early

$100

Marie Hewson

Good luck to the team and good weather xx

$100

Marie Hewson

We are all grieving Marks loss. Swim in his memory team. Good luck

$100

Theresa Barbaro

Good luck Glenda, such a great cause !!!

$100

Fiona Hoar

So proud of you x

$100

George Mavromatis

All the best Kim.

$91

Westpac Group Specialist Finance Morning Tea

$90

Colin Secker

$80

Alan Radomsky

Best wishes Grant Great effort and cause!

$80

Bugsy

From Chris Grundy and the intrepid south head rough water swimmers

$70

Bugsy

From Michael and Devyn at Finstro

$68

Sam Hamilton

WOW Kim what an amazing challenge and what an amazing cause. Good luck! Sam & Monisha

$60

Kim Cook

$54

Tamsin & Rhonda

May the tide be with you. Good luck.

$52

Bonnie Luong

What a legend Grant!!! You are doing a great thing and should be so proud! I lost my dad to cancer last year, and it really opened my eyes to how much devastation it causes a family. Keep up the great work!

$52

Frank Rugers

$52

Karen Symonds

As always Grant, a great cause and having known loss to cancer, fully support you. Give it a good crack.

$52

Rob Di Carlo

Kim, An Awesome Effort! You are an inspiration. !

$52

Kelly

Go Glenda and all the Too Cans team. What an inspirational team you are! Go well ??‍♀️

$52

Christine Lumb

BEST WISHES KIM AND SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE WATCH OUT FO ALL THOSE FERRYS ON THE DAY

$52

Rakesh Das

Go Kim!!!

$52

Arianna Vidgen

Happy to support a great cause!!! Go Grant

$52

Tim Lawrance

Go for it lovely Lizzie

$52

Ros

Good luck Grant!

$52

Barbara R

Great cause and great effort. You are inspirational. Good luck.

$52

Dave Waterworth

Truly inspirational, Grant. Best of luck!

$52

Nick Obeid

I will GRANT you this donation.

$52

Melinda

Grant, you're amazing! Best of luck with the challenges ahead!

$52

Ying

Go Grant!!

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Helen Warwick

Mark - I know you will be with the team in spirit in a few weeks. Your legacy here is only a small token of how many people you inspired and made better for having known you xx

$52

Ann Zhong

GO GO GO Grant!!!

$52

Helen Warwick

Go for it Kim!!! I know all that hard work and dedication will pay off! Will be thinking of you all! xx

$52

Karen Harwood

All the best for your swim. You are a champ!

$52

Barbara Rebiffe

Excited to support this great cause.

$52

Ali Rahmati

Good on you Grant, and Best of luck on the swim!!!!

$52

Claire Cowderoy

Lots of love xxx

$52

James Purtell

Good luck!

$52

Rodney Quan

GOOD LUCK MATE

$52

Stephanie Buckland

In memory of Mark <3

$52

Jason Cadden

$52

Scott Jones

Wowzer, this sounds hardcore. No sharks to worry about in the Channel....only big ferries....be careful

$52

Rick Bow

Wow...very impressed with the challenge ahead for you. Remarkable fund raising Kim! Good luck with your conquer.

$52

Sean And Carolyn Mcilvin

Truly amazing! All of you. Well done and hope you are super proud x

$52

Audra

$52

Terry Neve

Enjoy that warm tropical water Kim. I hope they give you some water proof ear buds and a waterproof Ipod.

$52

Lindsay

Great stuff Kim! Do an extra lap for me.

$52

Sarah Hannaoui

You're Awesome Kim! All the best for your epic swim! xx

$52

Tarryne Shotland

All the best to you Grant

$52

Nick Moutsos

Good on you Kim!!

$52

Samantha Wilson

Well done Grant! Lost my dad to cancer two years ago .. you're a legend for doing this. Good luck in The Channel is gonna be b b b Baltic! Cheers, Sam.

$52

Julian Hayman

A great cause Grant. wish you luck and plenty of energy on the swim

$52

Natalie Byron

Well done Grant. Just keep swimming! :-)

$52

Ollie

Good Luck Grant. Good on you for supporting a great Foundation

$52

Leanne Warner

Your a bunch of crazy critters but I’m really proud of your commitment - fingers crossed for great preparation and a safe and happy swim. Love to you Lizzie Kim and whoever else is in the team! Cheers Leanne X

$52

Ian Burgess

$52

Mellie J

Super impressed with your swimming

$52

Claire Dooley

All the best Grant

$52

Steve Legdin

Well done Kim. Lego.

$52

Liz Bowtell-larner

Glenda, total admiration for your spirit in undertaking this challenge. Enjoy and have fun.

$52

Frank Rugers

$52

Bryan Paisley

Great effort Liz - assume September is about as warm as the Channel gets!

$52

Bernadette Ellis

$52

Bernadette Ellis

$52

Diane Inman

You are MAD - but hey you know that already. Good luck with the swim and have a fabulous time. DI

$52

Astrid Raetze

Good luck!!

$52

Stephanie Astill

Amazing Challenge for a good cause Grant. All the Best.

$52

Christina Wilhelm

Good luck, Lizzie!

$52

Margie Hur

Go Lizzie!! So proud of you and your team xxx

$52

Graham & Katrina

You are an inspiration to us all John. Best wishes for the rest of your training and for good weather.

$52

Terry Neve

$52

Helen Warwick

$52

Joe Drew

Go On Grant!!!

$52

David Stowe

$52

Rakesh Das

$52

David Stowe

Good Luck with the Swim, I am in awe of anyone who can do something like that

$52

Bridget O'neill

Good luck Glenda! You're a star!

$52

Nadine Tamehana

Wishing you all the best, this is an amazing thing you are doing. Go hard!!

$52

Dellanie & Luke

Good Luck Glenda and team, great achievement and for a very good cause. In awe of you guys!

$52

Helen Welch

Brilliant goal - I wish you calm seas and a prosperous voyage across the channel. Go Glenda!

$52

Mel Junghans

Thanks for all the encouragement.

$52

Rose

Congrats Liz, this is really amazing

$52

Chicken Legs

A privilege to be apart of all this!

$52

Vicki Chumbley Weiss

Good Luck Im so impressed its an amazing thing to do!!!

$52

Kristen Moodie

$52

Frank Rugers

$52

Anonymous

Great cause and amazing dedication. Best of luck, swim well and be safe

$50

Melinda Zoss

All the best Grant! What a great cause!

$50

Moona Tariq

Great Initiative!

$50

Reyna Matthes Consulting

$50

Stella Vindin

Rise like the moon, you have the power of the tides in your fingertips!

$50

Judy Hodgson

What a challenge! Wishing you every success. Good luck with the weather. Judy and David

$50

Abbie Wong

Goooo Grant!! Having lost my dad to cancer I am in full support for this cause! Thank you and good luck!! :)

$50

Samantha Hellen

Inspirational Kim!

$50

Ben Whiting

Great work mate ?

$50

Ian Whiting

Good luck john!

$50

Brian Nash

Way to go Grant!

$50

Murray Manoy

Good luck mate!

$50

Sarah & Callum

$50

Auntie Carole And Uncle Al

$50

Mandy Loomes

Good luck Glenda

$50

Hooman Zahrai

Good on you Kim and congrats on achieving your target

$50

Julia Macdonald

Mark, your spirit will forever inspire others in Can Too and in life.

$50

Samantha Guthrie

For being so late ps68ng for the book!

$50

David Wilkinson

Go for the gusto mate

$50

Steve Roach

$50

Jenny Chynoweth

all the very best Glenda! what a great contribution you are making.

$50

Kate Burrows

Once again Kim Cook you’re kicking butt for charity but also as an athlete. I couldn’t be more proud of you; you little legend!!!

$50

Derek White

$50

Steve Roach

Good luck Kim !!

$50

Marianna

Yep, amazing!

$42

Tanya Steele

Great effort and great cause John!

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Bugsy

From the inspirational Dee Greenwood and superfast Sue Lyons. xx

$42

Anne Butler

Many congratulations Kim. What an amazing achievement!

$40

Bugsy

From Monte 5km pod

$36

Nadine Tamehana

Good Luck Grant!

$36

Heather Pinniger

$31

Anu

Good job mate.

$31

Lina Y

All the best Grant :)

$31

Samantha Croxall

Well done Lizzie! I'm sorry for forgetting about the book! I love it and it still makes me giggle! Best of luck!! Sam xx

$31

Jenna Walsh

Go Grant!

$31

Jonathan Reso

Love your work Kim! A very impressive objective and a very worthy cause.

$31

Tony King

Great cause John!!! Very impressive to be swimming the channel. Maximum respect!!! Love Tony & Kris

$31

Sarah Hay

Inspirational! thank you for your talk before our 5km Swim I thought of everything you said when the going got tough out there.

$31

Kawai Ng

Amazing feat! All the best! :)

$30

Judy Fitzgerald

Good luck Glenda and team - go strong and remember to have fun along the way.

$26

June Pickering

Good luck Glenda!

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Donna Moroney

Go Glenda!

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Silvana Schippke

$25

Susie Dobson

Bon Voyage, Good Luck and ENJOY IT!!!!

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Scott Turnbull

Good luck and stay warm

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Lauren Elder

Just keep swimming! Go you! Looking forward to celebratory drinks on your return!?

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David Hechter

$21

Jono M (monte Pod)

Thanks for the learn to ocean swim book. I will read it to my kids so they are well prepared.

$21

Anonymous

Good luck Grant and well done on such a great cause!

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Belinda Roden

Good luck!

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Elaine O'flynn

Best of luck - what an inspiring personal challenge and for such a worthy cause!

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Mark Andersen

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Danielle Gleeson

Such a good cause, Great work Grant all the best for the upcoming swim!

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Bugsy

From the legendary ocean swimmer and plumber, Killer from Murwillumbah Brass Monkeys

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David Hechter

Good luck Kim and team! Amazing effort for a great cause - you make us proud. Cheers, David

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Robin Nicholls

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Helen Claire Sutton

Good luck! Hope you get to finish up in England with a nice pint and some fish & chips :)

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Anonymous

You can do it!

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Aleks Topalovic

Great effort, Kim!! Well done

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Tracyt

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Belinda Cosgrove

Good luck

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Vivienne Chipman

All the very best for your quest to swim the English Channel. I hope the strength and endurance of Gertrude Ederle are with you as you swim each mile.

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Anonymous

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Trixy Lu

Goodluck Grant!!! You re doing an amazing thing !

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Katy Hong

Good luck Grant!

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Martin Lee

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Elaine Mcgarvie

Go for it Grant!! And enjoy :) We'll be with you in spirit :)

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Anonymous

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Lizzie Crowhurst

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