At that time I’d swum 80 miles, the equivalent of four out of the five distances equivalent to the English Channel to reach my goal, further than any other person in history in these water without the use of a shark cage.
Then just a few weeks later I was in 12/13C cold water for 11 ½ hours attempting to become only the 14th person in history to swim the North Channel, between Ireland and Scotland and complete the seven swims know as the Ocean’s Seven.
If you were one of those people who stayed up at night and cheered me on, or watched my tracker as you left for work and was amazed when I was still swimming when you came home. If you were inspired to get off the couch and do a little more with your day then please consider voting for me in this year’s world open water swimming awards.
Follow the links below to read about the nominees in the men’s, woman’s, performance and offerings for 2012 and a little more information about my swims this year and why I was considered worthy of a nomination in the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Associations performance of the year awards.I had an amazing team behind me, their support in the USA, Cuba and Ireland was rock solid and incredible. So whilst this nomination has my name on it, to me this is acknowledgment of their commitment and hard work as well as my own, so a vote for me is a vote for them, should you consider me worthy of your vote, thank you very much!
The 2012 World Open Water Swimming Association voting is now open, please feel free to tell your family and friends every vote counts!
|My wonderful Cuba - Florida Team|
|Hemingway Marina, Cuba - the start of my 41+ hours swim.|
|Anne Marie Ward and me in Ireland|
|Congratulations to my dear friend Mr Flowers also nominated this year!|