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Royal Logistic Corps Team
Alexandra Cornell

Alexandra Cornell
Aged 29 yrs

I hate the water.  There is nothing more to say!

Jo Chestnutt
Aged 31

A total novice to cold water, the only thing I am looking forward to is invading France in a pair of Speedos.

Jo Chestnutt

Neil Kirkham

Neil Kirkham
Aged 33 yrs

This is my first year swimming outdoors, and I love it!  Since training in Gibraltar I have swum in nearly every lake in the south and can’t wait to battle the Channel!

Laura Stewart
Aged 25

This is my first year in open water swimming.  I am definately looking forward to the challenge of this new activity, although I’m not sure about the jellyfish!

Laura Stewart
Shaun Bailey

Shaun Bailey MBE
Aged 35 yrs

I train all the time in Essex and love the cold water....really!  I am swimming second so can’t wait to enter the shipping lane ...at night!
Shaun’s been making quite a stir at home...
Take a look at his latest TV appearance
and his latest press coverage.

Anne-Marie Redwood
Aged 31

I love Triathalon so I’m used to the cold water, although I have to admit I am missing my tri-suit a bit!  I am looking forward to starting the team off in from sunny England!

Ann-Marie Redwood

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As well as racing for the fiercely contested Channel Titan title our teams raised more than £15,000 for the ABL

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