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Edward Williams to swim North Channel for WaterAid

Thursday, 05 June 2014

Making waves for WaterAid

Edward Williams, aged 27, a member of Lodge of Three Grand Principles, No. 441, Province of Cambridgeshire, is attempting to swim the 20 miles between Ireland and Scotland in August in support of WaterAid. In 2006 he swam solo across the English Channel, raising more than £60,000 for prostate cancer research.

The founder of coaching company Elite Swimming Academy, Edward is undertaking what is considered by many to be the most challenging channel swim in the world. Only 19 people have swum the North Channel before, and the current record time for the swim (set in 2013 by Michelle May of the USA) is nine hours, 35 minutes. Edward is aiming to complete the swim in less than 12 hours. 

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