Soldier, Jimmy Lang, decided to set himself a personal challenge and get together a team to fundraise for BSA. Here is what he had to say about the experience!
"With the help and support of my 4 colleagues, Rachel Reed, Gary Martin, Dale Bairstow & Scott Robinson, we completed a combat swim of 1500 meters at Vobster Quay, located between Frome and Radstock in Somerset.
To make this a worthy challenge, we swam 1500 meters fully clothed in our Military Combat Uniform, which added to the difficulty and arduous nature of the swim."
So, why a combat swim in fully gear? Jimmy explained:
"Normal speech is like normal swimming. Stammering is like having to swim fully clothed everyday of your life, doable but it takes an awful lot of additional effort.”