Macy Swims From The English Channel To The Cook Strait

Macy Swims From The English Channel To The Cook Strait

Reports from Michelle Macy that she was given the go-ahead from Philip Rush to begin her Cook Strait swim on Monday.

Although confident from her training and based off of her 2009 English Channel success of 11:37, as she – and every marathon swimmer – knows and prepares for…she will expect the unexpected.

In the two days that I’ve been in New Zealand, particularly Wellington, I’ve found the weather to be particularly unpredictable. The winds can come from nowhere,” said Marcy. “We went to Te Papa for a quick look around and found the Maori heritage section where we found a lot of the ceremonial instruments. I quickly found the one that is meant to bring calm winds and continued to press the button over and over again so that the sound would play. I am hoping that this brings the weather that we need.”

Let’s hope she succeeds in the Cook Strait as she did in the English Channel last year.



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