The intrepid Thanet Open Water Swimming Community taking part in the challenge are of mixed abilities (novice to experienced) coming together to challenge themselves both mentally and physically as well as to raise awareness of the importance of being safe in water, raise funds for the RLSS UK and have fun!

Most of them will be swimming the challenge in the sea/tidal pool in Margate, Kent and for some this will be the very first time they will be swimming outdoors between October and December. Vanessa Vajana THANET