Over the last few weeks I’ve been using the Speedo app to record my swim distances. One of the nice touches on it is that you can set yourself a challenge and then count up the laps on the way to achieving that. As I’m doing a Channel relay in the summer, I set myself the English Channel challenge and have duly swam up and down in my local pool imagining that I am in the pristine waters of the world’s busiest shipping lane.
This morning I tweeted:
“555m to go to complete my
@SpeedoUK app challenge to swim the English Channel. Will knock that off (and more) this morning.”
And I did. I actually did 2,200m. So I got to the French coast and just turned round and set off again!