Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Sunday, 30 November 2014


Just kidding environment agency!

This week the river has been unswimmable as all the lock gates have been opened along the river to let the flood waters through.

For the first time ever this week I got to the river and didn't get in as the water was the highest and fastest that I have seen it. Hardy not foolhardy.

Swimming pools just aren't the same! The school pool this week was 30C, total meltdown!

I am in the process of finalising my 2015 swims so will keep you updated ASAP.

Lovely Natalie has had a baby boy. Congrats to her and to Rob.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Had a really trickily ( a Tabby invented word ) swim today as the river was very high, brown and the fastest that I have seen it for a while.

For fleeting seconds I was in 2 minds whether I would swim but I plunged in and swam for 40 minutes against a fast cold current. On the way back I qualified for the 10k at the Rio Olympics as I got back in 16 minutes and broke several world records. Was that me or the river, definitely me.

All Blacks vs Wales this week, is there anyone alive that saw Wales last beat the ABs?

Got Cold Chisel in the car at the moment. Legends.

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Hurrah 😀 the ice is back!

On Thursday I had to scrape the ice off the car, well actually I use warm water, much faster, no cracked windscreen yet, and later that morning had a refreshing swim in the river.😁.

The water was just on11C with an air temperature of 10C. The water was beautiful but I did get the shivers trying to pour my Green Tea in the Old Barn afterwards.

Off again tomorrow for another swim but with all the rain this weekend it will be testing.
Will Owens is looking to swim as well, listen out for the screams as he hits the water around 11 00!
Gutsy boy!😝.

This is the next day's follow up. Will did nearly 30 minutes in the river with me today. Great effort, 60 million other people in this country couldn't have done that!

I will swim with him again in 2 weeks as by then my ears should have recovered from all the squealing.

AC/DC let's play ball.

Setting off. 7am. Only 13 and a half hours to go!