Channel Swim by Alsager 17 year old

Channel SwimAmy Wyatt, a 17 year old member at Alsager Bridgestone Amateur Swimming Club has recently taken part in a Relay Channel Swim on 2nd September 2017.

Amy says, “I have been swimming for as long as I can remember and have been a member of Alsager

Bridgestone for over 10 years. During this time I have swam competitively in numerous swimming galas, achieving both personal and team successes. Being a level 2 qualified swimming coach, I also teach and develop other swimmers within the swimming club, which I find very rewarding and hope to develop further. “

In 2011, Amy was introduced to open water swimming and became a member of the USwim Open water team, and later joined the BLDSA (British Long Distance Swimming Association).

Similar to pool swimming she swam competitively in open water events across the country. The following provides a flavour of some of her notable competition swims:

2 way lake Bala (6 miles), 1 way lake Coniston (5.25 miles), 1 way lake Windermere (10.5 miles), 10km Salford Quays, 5km Abersoch Ocean Swim and 5km Great North Swim.

On the back of these swims, Uswim Dover Souls gave her a fantastic opportunity and invited her to join their relay team, Team Echo, to attempt to swim across the English Channel in 2017. The relay team consisted of 5 other people, besides Amy, who had

been preparing for this event and training hard throughout the winter months, which included some open water lake swims throughout the chilly winter months.

Further training events were also planned leading up to the channel swim, including a 2 way lake Ullswater relay, together with overnight relays at both Boundary Park (near Knutsford) and Salford Quays, in preparation for the big event which with good weather took place on

2nd September 2017.

Dover Souls, Team Echo, comprising of Karen Smith, Jon Pittey, Amy Wyatt, Paul Banks, Paul Worthington, and Gareth Rees was looking to raise funds in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity and setup a Just Giving webpage raising over £4000.

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