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Jennie Welton

Three Big Swims

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My story

[p] Last year I took up sea swimming. It took all of my 41 years to be brave enough to face a swim in the sea, despite being an average-ish Masters swimmer. It took this long due to a childhood fear developed from watching Jaws. Some people laugh when I tell them this, others nod in understanding. Whatever, your stance is on this, it was a legitimate fear. Last year I decided to face that fear. I live in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. I am surrounded by sea. My husband surfs. Maya, my seven year old, is learning to surf. Gwennan, my four year old, is learning to run in and out of the sea repeatedly. I needed to get beyond knee deep.[/p][p]I have decided to do 3 Big Swims in 2018 for Bliss, a charity which raises money for babies born prematurely or sick. This is a charity which is close to my heart, Maya was born 10 weeks early weighing 2lb 15 oz, Gwennan was born 8 weeks early weighing just under 4lb. Both journeys were difficult and challenging and I would like to give something back for the care and support I received during this time.[/p][p]Here are my 3 Big Swims:[/p][p] [b]Swim number one:[/b][/p][p] I have signed up for the Tenby Long Course 1.2 miles swim. I have practised this swim with the group ‘Swim Pembrokeshire’, so I know I can do this. However, this swim did involve dodging very large jelly fish. It is also a very popular event and I may well get mown down before even entering the sea.[/p][p] [url=http://thewalesswim.com/]http://thewalesswim.com/[/url][/p][p] [b]Swim number two:[/b][/p][p] My sister in law is a fantastic open water swimmer who is sponsored by Aqua Sphere. She managed to get me a free space to swim the Snowman 1 mile swim in Snowdonia. So this is NOT a sea swim, but a lake swim. No sharks here, but slightly concerned by the fact I had to say which country I was swimming for. Eek, out of my depth?[/p][p] [url=http://alwaysaimhighevents.com/snowman-triathlon/snowman-swim]http://alwaysaimhighevents.com/snowman-triathlon/snowman-swim[/url][/p][p] [b]Swim number three:[/b][/p][p] This is the last and most epic of the swims. This swim is 2.5 miles from Caldey Island to Tenby. I have not actually swum 2.5 miles in one go in my life. This could be a rather large mistake.[/p][p] [url=https://tenbycaldeyswim.wordpress.com/]https://tenbycaldeyswim.wordpress.com/[/url][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

12 Aug 2018



Aug 11, 2018

Mum and Dad

Please don't drown. Love Mum and Dad


Jul 17, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

Ian and Sue

Good luck, we are sure you will nail it.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2018

Kate and Dave

Go for it Jen... very ambitious and a great cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2018

Clare Perry

Rather you than me ,all the best x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2018

Kate and Harm

Good luck and what a great cause .

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2018


Brilliant good luck x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2018

Pam aka Slug

Impressive stuff Sis. Very proud of you and my beautiful nieces xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2018

Sue Clarke

What a challenge!! Good luck Jennie xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid