In just under 2 months time I will be attempting to swim the Channel in support of local charities Dizzy Support for Diabetes and Chestnut Tree House.

Subject to the weather, I am due to swim during a tidal window of 17th to 24th August. It is 21 miles across, but because of the tides going up and down the Channel I will swim further and am likely to take longer than the average swim time of 14 hours. Much of my training is off Worthing Seafront, so if you see a swimmer in a very fetching orange swim hat and towing an orange bag it is likely to be me.

For more information, or if you would like to make a donation please visit www.hiphiphooray.org.uk