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The Full Length of Britain 900 mile swim...






6th August, 2022.


Solo female swimmer, Jasmine Harrison from Thirsk, reaches North Wales on her The Full Length of swimming Britain challenge.

The Full Length Jasmine Harrison, solo Atlantic rower, has reached a huge milestone on her new 900 miles swimming challenge The Full Length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats by arriving in Holyhead, Wales within her target date of the end of July.

So far the challenge has seen Jasmine conquer swimming across the Bristol Channel which has the second greatest tidal range in the world accompanied by pods of dolphins and inquisitive seals.

Whilst the UK was basking in the heat wave sea temperatures remained low and conditions challenging with jelly fish stings to her face and feet, skin chafes from wetsuits with up to 10 hours swimming each day over two tides (Image credit: The Full Length).........

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