timswim is the story of how a 42 year old man who has spent all but a year or so of his life unable to swim decided to take on the challenge of the Aspire Channel Swim. The Aspire Channel Swim involves swimming a distance equivalent to the minimum width of the English Channel between England and France in a swimming pool over a period of 12 weeks (between Monday 15 September 2008 and Sunday 07 December 2008).  This distance is 22 miles, which breaks down to 1416 lengths of a 25 metre pool over 84 days (an average of 118 lengths (2950m) per week or almost 17 lengths (~421m) per day. Some people could swim this distance in one go, or a few days or a week or two but I can’t. In fact until fairly recently I couldn’t swim one length of the pool so for me the Aspire Channel Swim represents a major challenge.

You can find out about my history as a swimmer (more correctly my history as a non-swimmer!) via the History section of this website, about how to sponsor my efforts in the Sponsor section and about my progress via the regular updates on the Home page.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy reading about my progress and consider sponsoring me. All encouragement, in whatever shape or form, will be greatly appreciated.

Tim O’Hare
Plymouth, U.K.


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  • 1. Tracey Menyena  |  September 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Well done Tim, stick with it!

    I know exactly how you feel, it’s taken me an awful long time to pluck up the courage to learn to drive. I’m nearly there though I’ve just passed my theory.

    I’m sure you’ll rise to the challenge and complete it with flying colours!!

    Best wishes

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