Updated: Sep 8
Our local pool has re-opened and I'm trying to get a few lengths in each week (socially distanced, numbers restricted, etc., etc.).
When I was ploughing up and down last week (well it's more of a genteel breast stroke) I wondered how many lengths I'd have to do to be the equivalent of swimming the English Channel. Well at the pool in Llangefni (a 25m pool) apparently it's 1352.
So I set myself the challenge!
I know that there are all-sorts of charity challenges out there that I could take part in but this is just a little challenge to myself. If for some reason I can't complete it (another lock-down, injury or Welsh class) then I can stand tall and say that I tried. If I get to complete it then I can put a poster up in my office to remind me that I did it.
I'm nowhere near a strong enough swimmer to do it for real and, although I love going into the sea I'm more likely to bob around than to swim any distance when I'm in.
So, 3 weeks in, I've swum 126 lengths - 3,150 m which is a mere 9.3% of the distance BUT that means that I'm 3,150 m "nearer to France". For those of you who work in "old money" that's just under 2 miles.
I'll post my progress on here. I'd love to hear whether you think that I'm crazy or whether you've done it yourself.
18/8/20 40 lengths 40 lengths total 1000m 2.95%
25/8/20 40 lengths 80 lengths total 2000m 5.91%
1/9/20 46 lengths 126 lengths total 3150m 9.32%
8/9/20 50 lengths 176 lengths total 4400m 13.01%
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