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sean willson

swimming the english channel

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My story

[p]Thank you to everyone that's has already donated. I have now successfully completed my channel swim on the 30th July 2020 in a great time of 13 hours 22 minutes. I still hoping to meet my fundraising target. Thank you to everyone that has helped me complete my ambition.[/p][p]When I was 15, I was lucky enough to have taken part in a cross channel relay with my school. Ever since then I have had a desire to swim the same stretch of water, solo. I had a chance meeting at a charity talk, where I started talking to someone sat on our table. He went on to tell me about his channel swim, this then spurred me on to pursue my dream of doing the same. So in 2019 I took the plunge and booked my swim across the channel. I started training, swimming in lakes, sea, swimming pools and paddling pools! Taking my training seriously I swam 11 miles in Lake Windemere and have had specialist intensive sessions with Swim Canary Wharf. My training was going well and I was making good progress when Corona Virus struck and lockdown kicked in. This left my dream hanging in the balance, would I be able to swim the channel or would this be another event cancelled in 2020? Good news when lockdown was relaxed I was able to recommence my training in sea locally off Milford and I am due to swim late July 2020 and have been training ever since!! [/p][p]Unfortunately my fundraising events have not been able to go ahead due to social distancing, therefore I am asking you to dig deep and sponsor me!! I have chosen to support The Brain Tumour Charity and The Alzheimer's Society as both charities are very close to my heart. Thanks in advance for your support!! Wish me luck :-) [/p]

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Nov 3, 2020


£85.00 plus £21.25 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2020

Trevor and Barbara Pinson

Congratulations Sean on your epic swim Trevor and Barbara Pinson


Sep 15, 2020

Chris and Christine Buckley

Very well done Sean, congratulations Chris and Christine Buckley


Sep 4, 2020

ken hurry

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 4, 2020

Reg and Beryl

Congratulations Sean. What an amazing achievement.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2020

The Artis-Waller’s

Congratulations what an amazing g achievement.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2020


Well done Sean

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

Aug 27, 2020


Amazing achievement.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2020

Ron an patsy Back

very well done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 24, 2020

Jonny Speers

Sean, huge congratulations on your swim. As a relative newcomer to the Mos Sea Swim group, and open water swimming in general, I’m in total admiration and awe at what you’ve achieved. Well done and see you at MOS soon.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid