Thursday 27th June 2019
An idea germinated during a training session in the High March pool, it quickly gathered momentum, and six like-minded individuals, (including Mrs McAlister and Mr Derek Bissett, husband of Mrs Bissett) soon formed into a team with the aim of crossing from England to France (Brexit permitting).
No wetsuits are allowed so the cold water training began last year and Mrs McAlister and her team have been climbing into the Thames on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the months since, often in water as low as 2 degrees. More recently the team have been practising in the sea and have been swimming in some quite difficult conditions.
All money raised will be going to the Alzheimer's Society. If you would like to make a donation, the team would be most grateful, and you can do so through the team’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tri50
The attempt is scheduled to take place between July 10 and 16.