Meet the team
Val Macconnell (Registration and finish line support)
First your likely to meet Val, she’ll be the welcome face at registration and the smile at the finish.
Neil Robinson (Timing)
Your favourite timer, Neil Robinson. Your time will start as you cross the mat at fellfoot and stop as you exit the water at Brathay Hall. Neil paddled #WOW supporting a swimmer in 2014 and has since been appointed various roles. #briefing #Bownessie #generaldogsbody
A swimmer / triathlete himself he’ll see you into the water and congratulate you out. He’ll accept all levels of bribery tho cash is preferred!! #everysecondcounts
Stuart Fogden (Foggy)
Landbase sweep, Foggy and Ellie. One will take each side and sweep up with the sweep boat which is piloted by Barry Graveson Foggy will also be the friendly face at kayak drop off and coach boarding.
Barry Graveson (Water sweep)
So there will be one boat on the water longer than any. Two people sat on the water for the ten hours sweeping the course. Meet my good friend Barry Graveson, having completed the One Way event previously he will help you along the way.
Barry will also be calling the paddlers forward at the start and myself the swimmers, a quick shake of the hand, visual pairing and your off…
Jo Lade, Caroline Leigh, Mat Leigh (Halfway feed team)
Half Way Team, a great bunch who will support you physically and mentally. Caroline has completed a two way of Windemere and will defiantly know what you will be going through. Here you will have a chance to refuel and drink (toilet stop too)
Jo will be checking you in – here you physically hand over a green band.
John McAllister and Team (Water safety)
Some people won’t be seen on the day but their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. John Mcallister and his team have been busy behind the scene preparing for this great swim. Its a huge undertaking to coordinate and plan for ten motor boats and crew to fit in a time line of 200 swimmers swimming 11 miles. A massive thank you to them for keeping paddlers and swimmers supported and safe. I’d say give them a wave on the water but this might get confusing! #wavedontwave
James Kirby (Photographer)
Recording your swim for you to cherish for a long time to come. James will be at the start and everywhere in between! Check out his work on the gallery page. It is stunning and will make you smile each time you visit the photographs.
Audra Banks and Team (Medical)
Hopefully you won’t need any assistance but if you do they will be on hand with their expertise. Based at the start, mid way, finish and mobile on the fast response boat. They know the event and have been with us since it’s beginnings, some of the team also completing the event. A great team with whom we are lucky to work with.