MUM'S CHANNEL SWIM.A MUM is part of a relay team planning to swim the English Channel English Channel, Fr. La Manche [the sleeve], arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.350 (560 km) long, between France and Great Britain. It is 112 mi (180 km) wide at its west entrance, between Land's End, England, and Ushant, France. Its greatest width, c. three times backto-back.
Mother-of-three Andrea Gellan, from Dunfermline, has been training for the event planned for the end of July.
If the 47-year-old and her team-mates succeed they will be the first female team to complete three crossings. They estimate it will take them a day and a half to cover the 70 miles, swimming in one-hour relays.
Andrea, a lecturer at Falkirk College, said: 'I've been training eight times a week as this will be my first Channel attempt.'
Her team will face danger from jellyfish and dehydration dehydration
Method of food preservation in which moisture (primarily water) is removed. Dehydration inhibits the growth of microorganisms and often reduces the bulk of food. as well as passing ships.
The aim of the crossing is to raise funds for the RNLI RNLI (in Britain) Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RNLI n abbr (BRIT) (= Royal National Lifeboat Institution) → organización benéfica que proporciona un servicio de lanchas de socorro
RELAY: Swimmer Andrea