But with the coming of age, wisdom and increased medical research, I no longer sit outside without a shade and our grandchildren are always as well coated with sun repellent as a channel swimmer
is with grease.
Paul Hopfensperger, a fellow Channel swimmer
and teammate of Miss Forbes when she appeared on BBC quiz show Eggheads, said he can't believe she's gone.
EH Temme, the channel swimmer
from London, is one name I recall and Paolo Radmilovic and "Leggy" Palmer were local swimmers who took part in it.
He was only the second water polo player, behind American Wallace O'Connor, to receive the accolade and the third Briton, behind swimming coach Matthew Mann and English Channel swimmer
LIVERPOOL'S intrepid Channel swimmer
Katie Birchall has seen her bold bid to be part of a world record diverted by fierce tides.
"She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breast stroke of a channel swimmer
, made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious.
Leeds 24-year-old and former Channel swimmer
Heather Sellars was cast adrift of the main group early in the run and finished in 15th place.
"I was determined to reach the French beach and pick up a pebble that would signify I had made it and was officially a Channel swimmer
," said Vicky.
A FRIEND of tragic Channel swimmer
Susan Taylor completed the feat in her memory yesterday as donations topped PS62,000.
"The English Channel swimmer
is part of an exclusive club -- I will do everything in my power to make sure I join this club," he said.
Only 20 -- 30% of the swimmers who start the swim finish successfully, thus the English Channel swimmer
is part of an exclusive club.
In Dee's case she attempted to sleep but she also points out that she may be the first Channel swimmer
to have expressed milk on board and put it in the boat's fridge to bring back for her fivemonth-old son, Rhys.