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Woman is very first to train to jump the English Channel

The 20-mile gap between Southern England and Nothern France has often been a feat of training and endurance for many swimmers around the world, but one woman has begun training for something even more incredible.

03 April 2020 02:25


An already ambitious challenge, taken to the next level

Lily Swimmington has been an impressive swimmer for the good part of 25 years, however, she has a new scheme to blow the rest of her achievements out of the water with this new plan to jump the entire English Channel with no external assistance whatsoever.

For years now, I've looked out to the French coast from Dover and dreamed of soaring through the skies to get there. Now, with the support of my friends and family, I'm going to make that dream come true.

Lily Swimmington

Lily's brother, Mork, hosted a fundraiser to help his sister by hopping through the channel tunnel with his feet tied together.

Humble beginnings

So far (at the time of this article being written), Swimmington has managed to make it 3 metres off the English coast, but with enough training and perseverance, she believes that the 21 miles is definitely possible.

Just as Captain Matthew Webb was the first recorded person to swim the channel in 1875, Lily hopes to join the hall of fame by achieving the incredible feat by 2022.


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