Jonathan Hutchings, Managing Director of Uniwell UK, takes the plunge in the Great North Swim, on behalf of the East Lancs Hospice www.elh.org.uk in memory of a good friend Michael Higham who loved sailing on lake Windermere and who was cared for by the East Lancs Hospice.
The Great North swim is a one mile open water swim taking place on lake Windermere on Saturday the 13th of September. It is the first of it's kind in the UK and the organisers hope that it will grow into the largest lake swim in Europe. Over 2200 swimmers of all abilities are expected to take up the challenge of a specially designed one-mile course. Some of the biggest names in swimming will be participating with Great Britain's and the UK's most decorated male swimmer and eight times World Record Holder, Mark Foster, who was Team GB's flag bearer at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing. www.greatswim.org
Anyone who would like to help Jonathan raise money for the East Lancs Hospice can click http://www.uniwell.co.uk/news/2008/august/great-north-swim.html
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