English Channel Swim August 2023

Event date: Aug. 15, 2023

English Channel Swim August 2023

Event date: Aug. 15, 2023

2018 marked our swim group founder, Lionel Spittle's 65th birthday and sadly 5 years since losing his wife Linda to a brain tumour, so to both celebrate and commemorate he decided to take on a personal "65 challenge" to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.
Thanks to the generosity of friends and family he managed to raise in excess of £5000.

Inevitably he was asked if he would be doing a "66 challenge"..... Lionel declined, but said he would do a "70 challenge"

And so it began...
From a very early age Lionel always dreamt of swimming the English Channel but with swimming not being his strongest discipline he decided that a relay would be the ideal challenge. If only he could find 3 other swimmers to join him, he thought he would struggle.... but the response from his Swim buddies was amazing (one of which has been swimming with him for over 30 years) resulting in us now having TWO teams of 4, Brainwaves and Team BCH with ages ranging from 30 - 70.

One of our team mates Caroline Jones has a young daughter, Isabel who at the age of 15 was discovered to have 3 tumours on her brain and was eventually diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NOMSD) the treatment and care she has received from the Birmingham Children's Hospital has been tremendous

We will be splitting all money raised equally between The Brain tumour charity and Birmingham Children's Hospital

So, in August this year we will be attempting TWO relay Channel swims and just to spice it up one of the teams will be hoping to make the Guinness book of world records with the oldest combined mixed relay team of 4.

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    1 day, 22 hours

    Ryan Pickup

    Lionel is an animal!!!

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    5 days, 13 hours

    Keren Hodgson

    Amazing!!! Good luck to Tucker and the team! Kez x x x

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Ilaya Gardez

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    Jerome

    £10.00

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    1 week, 1 day

    Jeremy barnes

    Best of luck Great cause happy to sponsor

    £20.00

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    1 week, 4 days

    CG

    Supporting you all the way 🏊👍

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    1 week, 6 days

    Victoria Hendy

    Good luck to all of you mad buggers from the Hendy clan.

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    2 weeks, 1 day

    Paul Cox

    Good luck all, phenomenal effort and something I can’t comprehend given multiple lengths of a pool is challenging. Hope you get good conditions on the day.

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    2 weeks, 5 days

    Anthea Jones

    Good luck Diane and the rest of the team. From Russell, Anthea and Max Jones xx

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Nicky Hack

    Good luck

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Tina Bate

    Good luck to all 👏👏👏

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Simon Buckmaster

    Great work, all the best for the swim.

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Denise Robinson

    Good Luck Lionel and to the rest of your team. Go smash it and enjoy the experience x

    £10.00

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    Laura Bentley

    Good luck Lionel and Team, you’ll smash it I’m sure. From Laura @ Central Baths x

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Kirsty, Dean & Liv

    Best of luck Kev & team - amazing achievement ! Xx

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 weeks, 1 day

    Chloe & Neil (Team Ballett)

    What an awesome experience for you all. Enjoy and smash it 💥

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Anna, Ant, Grace and Abi

    Wishing you the best of luck! You are doing an incredible thing and for a great cause too x

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Elsa N

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    Katie wood

    Good luck Lionel ,

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Sheridan

    Good Luck Swim Buddies !! You will be awesome 😍 Cheering for you all the way.

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    PAUL WILSON

    Well done!

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Gemma & Simon Hall

    Good luck everyone!

    £25.00 (+£6.25)

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    Kate and Scott

    How amazing is this! Good luck x

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    Richard Carpenter

    Good Luck Hannah and Lionel!

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    Rona Miller

    Go for it Lionel - great work!

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Tim

    Good luck Paul. Tim.

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Steve Ingleby

    Another great challenge Lionel 👏 for 2 great charities. Age is just a number mate, you are a great inspiration to many people, and you're maturing like a very, very fine wine, even though you prefer your rum ! Keep up the training, and you and the 'team' will smash this.

    £25.00 (+£6.25)

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    Louise Wain

    Good luck Lionel and team. Superstars!

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    Ben Roberts

    Good luck guys!

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    Nikki Wilkinson

    Good luck I’m so proud of you and thank you

    £30.00

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    Nick and Kirsty

    Good luck..... Our advice.... Don't drown! 🤣

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    Elaine Aston

    So proud of you all

    £30.00

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    Southalls

    Watch out for the killer Mackrell, Li... Good luck Rog & K

    £30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Judy Wain

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    Ildiko Jones

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    Katrina Ravai

    Good Luck gang, you’ll smash it 💪🏼

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Carl Hayward

    You will smash it!

    £50.00

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    Martin Walker

    Good luck all!

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Sadie Turner

    Smash it guys!

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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