Project Couch to North Channel Swim in Eight Months:

Goal:

Swim approximately 21.5 miles from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland to Portpatrick, Scotland (Start date window 6/24/19-6/29/19).  

The Participant: 

Veteran full-time single mom; Full-time Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), on school days; Weekend Tasting Room Associate at a winery; “Guppy” Open Water Marathon Swimmer.

Risks:

Hypothermia, Lion’s Mane Jellyfish stings, not finishing and receiving a “DNF” (Did Not Finish. Fingers crossed that if this were to happen it would not be from drowning or being lost at sea).

Purpose: 

To show my teenage son, and my students that with perseverance, they can accomplish anything they want to.

Driving Question Behind Goal: 

Is it possible for a single parent working full time, to effectively train enough to successfully swim the North Channel in less than a year?

Let’s find out! 

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