How Lovely Was The Swim Around Wight

How Lovely Was The Swim Around Wight

The Loveleys took 17 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds to swim 56 miles around the Isle of Wight today. The 56-mile circumnavigation relay around the island was completed by Liane Llewellyn, Kathy Batts, Paula Foreman, Lucy Donnelly, Rachael Cretten and Becky Hedges.

Why The Isle of Wight? Kathy explains, “I have swum in Channel relays since the age of 15 and managed them in every decade of my life including one two way swim and hundreds of individual swims of the seas and lakes throughout the UK. I was having coffee with Kevin Murphy and said I really wanted to do another first before I was past it and we came up with three possible swims including the Isle of Wight. Kevin is only one of three people who have swum this as a Solo and relays can be counted on one hand. I run the idea past Paula and we decided to pursue this further.” And history was made.

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