Swim Start Time 23:00
December 13 2020
Charity AWARE NI
Swim Distance 1.02KM
I broke the 10km mark tonight. Now I feel like I'm getting somewhere! Sometimes its hard to see light at the end of the tunnel until you take stock of all the little battles won along the way. 10% of the challenge done now. Just getting into a rhythm. Before I started this I had been training for a couple of months at different locations and different sea states at all hours of the day and night. It was hard to see how I was going to be able to consistently get good distance in regularly.
Tonight was a pretty easy swim. Very calm and only a few waves here and there but they were well organised which helps me keep momentum going as I'm not getting smashed all the time. I tuned at the end as there was a fisherman on the rocks and I didn't want to spook him.
Thank you for reading this far! Please if you have a few spare quid use it to help the charity AWARE NI via the link here.... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/al-mennie
Info - I am swimming a total of 100km through the darkness, in the darkest and coldest months of the year off the North Coast of Ireland. My aim...to inspire those who may be struggling in dark times to keep going. I also aim to raise awareness and funds for the depression Charity Aware NI. We all face dark times in life at some point and it can be extremely overwhelming.
Safety - Please don't think that because I am doing this that you too should do this or something similar. I am very experienced in the sea with knowledge that is only gained through many years of exposure to the sea in all her moods. I have a safety and location system in place including continual contact with people on land every time I swim.