We are very proud to have Rachael on board as a grown advocate, not only is she a true ocean advocate but also a true friend.
Rachael is the fastest Irish person to swim the 34km English Channel in a time of nine hours and 40 minutes. We had the pleasure of swimming with Rachael on some of her training session ( the short ones ). It was very inspiring to be around someone with such dedication, ambition and mental strength.
Rachael trained for nearly three years to make the crossing. She got up at 4am to swim 16km in the pool. She swam on her own in lakes and the sea to prepare, in sessions that lasted up to six hours. on the crossing- “You stop for longer than 20 seconds each time, and that all adds up to another hour in the water,”.
Rachael is currently starting a training club called Ocean Breakers, to share her open-water swimming skills. We look forward to Rachael's next adventure.