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“I am not a swimmer…… I am a triathlete”

I have heard variants of this sentiment on many occasions and I find it interesting. Interesting enough to write a short blog with my thoughts. As a triathlete, does your running style differ to a ‘Runner’? Does your cycling style differ to a ‘Cyclist’? Let me start...

Nothing great is easy

On the 25th of August 1875 Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim the English Channel. On the 21st of August 2018, after 13 hours and six minutes of swimming, I became the 1919th person to do the same thing. Matthew Webb famously stated that ‘Nothing...

Fighting Demons

I am a natural cynic and base my life around facts and evidence. In just over two months, I will be swimming to France and the weight of this challenge is looming very large. One of the things I love about swimming is the solitude - You have so much time to think. One...

Can you stand the cold? – Stuart Hacker #teamselkie

As soon as I made the decision to attempt the English Channel swim, my brain started racing and one question was at the top of my list – Can I handle the ‘cool’ waters of the English Channel for a long period of time? The first and most important decision was to leave...

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