Isle of Man TT: First swimmers complete charity challenge

Swimming Swimmers have to complete 2,416 lengths within 12 weeks

Related Stories

A Peel man has become the first swimmer to complete a challenge to swim the equivalent length of the Isle of Man TT course for charity.

Kristian Cowin was the first person to complete the 37.75-mile challenge, which equates to 2,416 lengths of the Western swimming pool.

Christine Birdsall was the first woman to finish the swim, which is being attempted by around 150 people.

The challenge was dreamt up by lifeguard Krysy Howard.

Last year it raised £3,000 for the island's St John Ambulance.

Ms Howard said: "We have had a terrific uptake and we are hoping we can beat last year's target."

The Isle of Man's senior swimming team also took part to help raise money for their trip to the Island Games in Bermuda.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Isle of Man

Weather

Douglas

Min. Night 3 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Baby in boxStrange case

    The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes


  • WW1 gas mask being demonstratedTrench terror

    Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?


  • Mitt Romney, speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention 7 November 2012Aura of a loser?

    Mitt Romney looked presidential but could never pull it off


  • A woman holds up a feminist sign.PC virus

    Is liberal speech policing out of control?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ReadingBest books

    BBC Culture takes a look at ten books you should read in February

Programmes

  • A car being driven by Cruise Automation technologyClick Watch

    The tech which could allow any car with an automatic gearbox to become self-driving

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.