• Caitlin Kennedy

Katie Hall: making waves against Brexit

How did the long distance swim come about?

It was a bit of a last minute decision, but I saw a fundraising challenge on twitter called “La Nuit de l’Eau”, which is a UNICEF organised swim to raise money for children without access to clean drinking water in Haiti. And I was itching to do something a bit different out here. So I thought why not?! I decided to really push myself and do something a bit crazy, and do the length of the English channel. It’s a bit of a random distance but I think it has more of an impact in people’s minds than just saying I’m swimming 100 lengths a day.