By: adminTags: Swimmer
Jul 22, 2015
Date of Birth: 05/09/75
Day Job: Voluntary work with The Ladybird Foundation and many other things…
What made you sign up for the Nivea 5X5 Challenge?
Working with the families and children who take on a Ladybird wish has given me firsthand knowledge of how wonderful it is to give these families such priceless memories. I feel that it is the right time for me to take on a physical challenge and actively contribute towards this wonderful cause. I hope to bring in as many donations as possible!
Have you ever attempted such a distance before?
No, never. I started swimming in April 2014 with the intention of testing myself in the water and seeing whether I would be able to cover a long distance swim. 5km is the farthest I’ve swum before signing up. I’ve never trained for any other athletic event before.
What are your thoughts as you look forward to the challenge ahead?
I definitely look forward to training and swimming with a group of friends, however the thought of a 6 hour swim is a rather daunting prospect for me. Apart from all the obvious dangers one may encounter along the way, my biggest concern remains whether I am physically capable of enduring the training…. I will surely try my best.