Victory as Trinity students smash Channel challenge for charity.
A group of students from Trinity School, Croydon, successfully completed a 21-mile relay swim of the English Channel.
Raising money for Crisis and Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK), the team swam for 14 hours and 8 minutes from Dover to France last week.
Niamh Singleton, Funmi Morgan, Will Perry, Tate Nicol, Sarah Rogers and Adam Eastlake trained in cold water, including lakes, open air pools and beaches, in preparation to tackle one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
The group have been sea training since May, using every weekend in July and August to prepare themselves for the challenge. Recently the team trained at night to get used to the inevitability that the majority of the attempt may be in the dark. Their swim started at 10.30pm and continued until 1pm the following day.
Speaking about the group’s challenge, Tim Strange, Trinity’s Head of Art and Challenge Leader, said: “Our swimmers demonstrated exceptional focus and dedication. Swimming the English Channel is such a mammoth swim and is known across the world as one of the hardest open water swims. Our swimmers prepared themselves well for the challenge and we are all incredibly proud.”
The team have a target of £5,000 and have raised over £3,300 so far. To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trinityschool01