Jul 2013 23

Swimming the English Channel

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Five athletes from Kelowna will cross a major event off their bucket list as they will team up to swim the 33km English Channel.

Perhaps the best part of the swim, is they are raising money for the YMCA Strong Kids program that encourages kids to learn how to swim.

A number of factors await the team, including tides, winds, water temperature, and the fact the Channel is one of the busiest commercial boat routes in the world!  Only a handful of people have successfully swam across the Channel, dating back to August 25, 1875 when Matthew Webb (UK) crossed.

Phread Martin, who has only been swimming for four years and Denise Cesselli who has swam for years talk with Ryan in front of Okanagan Lake.

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