Swimming the Sea of Galilee
On 20th April 2018 I will be swimming one of the world’s most historic, geographical and biblically significant stretches of water by swimming the length of the Sea of Galilee.
Many who have kindly followed my events over the years will know they are rarely without incident or drama of some scale so please follow on the links below to find out how this adventure turns out and please visit my donation page and help me reach my target for the BHF (that way you’re allowed to leave me an abusive message on the justgiving page!)
Thanks everyone for continued and great support as always and please find more information on the links below:
TWITTER UPDATES: twitter.com/3SWIMSofEurope
DONATIONS: British Heart Foundation -www.justgiving.com/fundraising/2018swims
The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret or Kinnereth, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias , is a freshwater lake in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region, in the Jordan Rift Valley. It is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide.
At levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level,it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake). The lake is fed partly by underground springs although its main source is the Jordan River which flows through it from north to south.
My support of the British Heart Foundation goes back many years to when I undertook swimathons alongside my father following his first bi-pass operation (younger than my current age). He has gone on to have a number of stents and totalled eight bi-passes (2no. triples and a double) and we are so grateful to the technology of the BHF for his continued company.
Following the premature death of my brother-in-law from a heart attack in 2003 I undertook a number of triathlons (including an Ironman) and my first marathon (with my sister) in his memory for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation.
Early in 2016 Mark (Sheppy) ,a friend & mentor, tragically died of a heart condition. He was my Captain as we played Water Polo together for a number of successful teams for over 20 years growing up . He was also there for advice during my original Channel swim in 2007. A leader in & out of the water who not only had a passion for a full life he also had a love and talent for swimming.
BHF vision couldn’t be more ambitious - a world where people no longer die prematurely from heart disease.But it can’t be done alone. BHF are working alongside government, other health charities, health professionals and thousands of dedicated supporters to beat heart disease.
I hope you will see my association with the British Heart foundation is long standing and something very personal to me and my family and will choose to join me by supporting this great cause.