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Monday Morning Motivation: Sarah Thomas, endurance swimmer

Sarah Thomas

Most people will never swim a mile (64 lengths), so the thought of swimming 100 consecutive miles is incomprehensible, but that’s exactly what endurance swimmer, Sarah Thomas did in August last year. She swam further than anyone has ever swum before without the aid of currents. A Colorado athlete was Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell (aka Marilyn Grace Bell Di Lascio) is a retired Canadian long distance swimmer. She was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario in 1954. At the time of completion in 1955, she was the youngest person to swim the English Channel. In 1956 she swam the Strait Read more…


Sinking not swimming…

This year I need to focus on my swimming. A month of 2015 has gone by and I’ve really not achieved very much yet. If I’m going to complete the Scilly Swim Challenge, I’m going to need to start pushing myself soon. I have to be able to swim a Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – The marvellous Mimi Hughes

Mimi Hughes

Mimi Hughes is an American long-distance swimmer who has crossed the Bering Strait and swum the length of many rivers, including the Tennessee, the Danube, the Drava and the Mura. Mimi was interviewed by GOTRIbal: To get herself through her long-distance swims, Mimi relies on many motivational sayings, such as: Read more…