Andrew took the plunge on 21 June, swimming with a close friend. Between them they swam one mile every hour for the next 24-hours, the equivalent of swimming 1,544 lengths in a typical pool.
Andrew says: “It was hard work but I had been training for the challenge since January. The mile swims at dawn break were the toughest: my head was telling me I should be asleep and it was made worse by the realisation I hadn’t even past the half way point. Towards the end of the 24 hours I could feel my arms really starting to fatigue however I just took each mile at a time and focused on maintaining my technique and form.
“I am proud to have nearly doubled my fundraising target for Alzheimer's Research UK. The disease has affected people close to me and knowing I'll be helping to fund the charity’s continued research was a great inspiration.”
It’s not too late to donate to Andrew’s fundraising. Please visit his JustGiving page to donate https://www.justgiving.com/24hr-open-water-swim