sponsored swim planned by Burnham-On-Sea swimmer
Burnham-On-Sea swimmer is to take part in a 36-hour sponsored
swim to raise money for two good causes.
Kyd, right, and Rich Hill will be holding their marathon swim
on 29th May for Cancer Research UK and Somerset Rural Youth Project.
guys will swim alternately for 36 hours with stints being kept
short so that they are able to rehydrate and keep up their pace
to meet their target of swimming 100,000 metres, which is the
same as three times across the English Channel.
and Rich have been friends since first competing together at Bridgwater
Swimming Club more than 15 years ago and still holding a number
of club records between them.
who is a member of Burnham Swimming Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The event will be pretty tough but weve been trying
to think up a challenge for a while and this seemed fitting."
will be huge fatigue with it being tricky to keep energy levels
up, particularly as there will be no opportunities to sleep and
eating properly will be impossible."
sleep deprivation will only odd to the need for mental strength
as they push through fatigue and 'lane fever' from the repetitive
nature of 36 hours of lane swimming."
lads have started their fundraising and have had a positive response
from friends and businesses and are asking for more people to
get involved via Facebook
and their fundraising page here.