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Jasmine Harrison first woman to swim the length of Britain...






29th October, 2022.


After swimming 900 miles, 23-year-old Jasmine Harrison is the first woman in the world to swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats - having previously become the youngest woman in the world to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

After swimming through 1000s of jellyfish, being followed by a shark, suffering from ‘salt mouth’ and encountering a massive live military exercise, 23-year-old Jasmine Harrison has become the first woman in the world to swim the full length of Britain.

The intrepid swimming teacher and motivational speaker from Thirsk completed the gruelling 900-mile swim from Land’s End up to John O’Groats at 1643 on Tuesday 18 October where she was greeted by her dog Bonnie, and parents Susan and Keith, having first entered the water at Land’s End in western Cornwall on Friday 1st July.

It’s a second remarkable record for Harrison – in 2021, aged 21, she became the youngest woman in the world to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.........

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