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The (new and much improved) Aspire Channel Swim Thread

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Jan 2019
6:25pm, 8 Jan 2019
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I got through the loop eventually Jambono, by which time I had created three Justgiving pages. Obviously I've deleted all but one. I was interested to see that the 'target donation' suggested increased on each attempt, by several hundred pounds a time, until the last one was £1350! I have edited it to the amount I intend to donate, which is considerably more modest. I have an antipathy to people asking for sponsorship for something they want to do for their own enjoyment/challenge/benefit.
Jan 2019
9:53pm, 28 Jan 2019
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Kicked off my channel swim with a measly half a mile. Hope to get in the pool again this week because otherwise I'm going to struggle to get across.
Jan 2019
9:23am, 29 Jan 2019
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Angus Clydesdale
Apologies. We’ve been away and since we’ve been back I’ve mostly had my hands full nursing sick children.

I’ll get the spreadsheet sorted this week.
Jan 2019
1:55pm, 30 Jan 2019
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I'm off the mark, 1km in my lunch break.
Jan 2019
3:13pm, 30 Jan 2019
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Angus Clydesdale

I’m still on the beach having spent the last 48hours nursing a sickly child. This will hopefully improve tomorrow.
Feb 2019
1:31pm, 4 Feb 2019
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I've not managed a swim of over a km yet but I'm getting back to almost normal swimming speed after what feels like ages out of the pool.

How's everyone else doing? Are we all off the beach?
Feb 2019
4:19pm, 4 Feb 2019
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Annoyingly, I seem to have double logged my first swim of the challenge on the Aspire website as I know I've only swum 1.74 miles so far. I'm back up to 1km at a time now, but really need to go longer. The pool I now swim in isn't very conducive to a nice, steady, long swim though.
Feb 2019
8:20pm, 4 Feb 2019
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Angus Clydesdale
I’m off the beach! Quick swim on Sunday, mostly swimming alongside whilst coaching my littlest.

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Maintained by Angus Clydesdale
It's New and it's Much Improved (with up-to-date linkies and everything)




22 miles
55 ft pool = 2112 lengths (of Hornet's bathtub)
17.5m pool = 2012 lengths (just for Lorraine)
20m pool = 1770 lengths
25m pool = 1416 lengths
33m pool = 1073 lengths
50m pool = 708 lengths

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