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Henry Teare

Henry Teare
Henry Teare

Channel Swim

Monday, 28 August, 2017

Henry is untaking the challenge of swimming the English Channel from the coast of Kent to France for the Big Kid Foundation (BKF) and World Land Trust (WLT). He will leave Samphire Hoe Beach in Folkestone wearing only swimgear, goggles and a swim cap in 18ºC water, swimming 21 miles with the target of 16 hours or less.  

Henry recounts how he went from a recreational swimmer to someone taking on this long distance feat, "I took up swimming about 7 years ago as I was getting a bad back at work and heard that swimming front crawl could help. I was then hooked on the idea of Open Water swimming. Fascinated by the physical Challenge of the Channel I joined an Open water Swim club (Red Top Swim) in East London 2 ½ years ago and signed up for the Channel at the beginning of last year.

"Since January I’ve spent nearly 12 days in the water and swum the equivalent distance from London to Zurich - Gutten tag! (790 km/490 miles as the crow flies)."

World Land Trust wishes Henry the best of luck!

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