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SWIMMER'S TIREED OUT.

A charity fundraiser will brave fierce tides as part of an extreme swim around five islands.

Anna Wardley says circling the Hebridean isle of Tiree will be the toughest leg of a challenge which will take her as far as Majorca.

The 36-year-old will also tackle Dragonera off Majorca, Portsea in Hampshire, Jersey and the Isle of Wight.

Anna, of Gosport, Hampshire, said: "The swim around Tiree will be particularly tough due to the powerful tidal streams and the extremely low water temperature, which barely rises above 13C even in the height of summer."

She will cover 150 miles over the next five months, finishing with a 60-mile swim around the Isle of Wight that could take 30 hours. Only three people have completed that marathon.

Anna, who has swum the Channel, aims to raise pounds 50,000 for charities including the Samaritans.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 8, 2012
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