Sean Conway Attempting to Swim Length of Britain for Charity

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Sean Conway aims to swim the length of Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, after refining his open water technique in an Endless Pool.

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Conway refined his technique in an Endless Pool

Using an Endless Pool for training far outshone standard lane swimming.

Beginning July 3, Sean Conway will embark on the swimming adventure of a lifetime, as the 32 year old plans to swim the entire length of Britain in the span of two months.

A professional adventurer who admits to having minimal prior swimming experience, Conway sees this as his greatest challenge yet.

In preparation, he enlisted the help of All3Motion and swim coach Mark Kleanthous, who spent time offering swimming training to Conway in an Endless Pool.

The two worked to build and fine-tune Conway’s long-distance technique in order to conserve energy during his long swimming sessions, which will be equivalent to swimming the English Channel everyday.

"Using an Endless Pool for training far outshone standard lane swimming, as it replicated what it will be like in the water," said Conway. "No turns, no edges to rest at—I could just keep going."

He will be the first to attempt the 1,000-mile route he and his support team have mapped out mostly along the western coast of the country, from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The unseasoned swimmer has taken great care to properly prepare for his unprecedented open water swim.

"The benefits of filming yourself and analyzing it later were yet another big help from the Endless Pool," said Conway.

Having grown up in Africa, Conway aims to raise funds for War Child, a charity that protects children from the brutal effects of war and helps to rebuild their lives. His desire for adventure is matched by a passion to give back and raise awareness for an important cause.

The latest of Conway’s many journeys comes on the heels of a 16,000-mile bike excursion around the world, which included an unfortunate encounter with a pickup truck that left him with a lingering back injury.

He’s found that swimming has actually helped him recover from the accident and feels another level of fitness compared to his biking days.

"Swimming fit feels more evenly spread around my body," said Conway, "and the good news is that I’ve improved a lot."

To learn more about Sean Conway’s plan to swim Britain and to make a donation to the War Child charity he is raising funds for, visit this link.

ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS:

Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers worldwide and over 80 countries, from the United States to the United Kingdom to Australia and beyond. Their compact, customizable pools and swim spas are perfect for indoor or outdoor use. With a series of six innovative products and an adjustable, fast, smooth swim current, the product can be tailored for open water training, rehab or family fun.

For more information, visit http://www.endlesspools.co.uk or contact Rob Shaeffer at 610-497-8676.

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