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Irish Champion Swimmer to Brave the English Channel in Support of Sea Shepherd via @seashepherd

Irish Champion Swimmer to Brave the English Channel in Support of Sea Shepherd via @seashepherd

Irish Champion Swimmer to Brave the English Channel in Support of Sea Shepherd August 9, 2012 Irish Champion Swimmer to Brave the English Channel in Support of Sea Shepherd Rachel Doyle, World Winter Championship Gold Medalist, is gearing up to swim the English Channel this week in support of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The Dublin Ireland woman won gold in the 450-metre endurance swim at the World Winter Championships in Jurmala, Riga, Latvia, on January 21, 2012. The 450-meter course was a “swimming pool” cut out of ice in the river Lielupe that flows into the Baltic Sea at Jurmala, Riga. Wetsuits were not allowed and the water temperature was 28 degrees Fahrenheit. “To swim the channel alone with only a safety boat to guide me is a personal challenge -a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s also a chance to raise awareness about the oceans and how crucial they are ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/08/09/iris...

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