Freestyling To France | Swimming the English Channel

Dee Greenwood is about to embark on the most challenging swim of her life, and she has Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) to thank for helping her prepare. The BSC member has been training at the facility in preparation for her second swim across the English Channel. 

Dee first completed the grueling swim back in 2016 as part of a relay team. The team managed the crossing with an impressive time of eleven hours and fifty six minutes. However, this year Dee is putting her endurance to the test and in the first week of September 2018 will be attempting to complete the swim solo.

“The journey so far in my training has been rewarding but challenging with early morning squad swims at BSC alternating with open water swims in the bay with water temperatures dipping to 8.9 degrees.” Dee says.

“I first had the idea to swim the channel back in 2015 whilst swimming in the BSC Swim Squad. In 2016 I had the opportunity to complete the crossing in a four-person relay and that really ignited my passion to complete the crossing solo”.

Dee has built a strong foundation to tackle the swim as a regular swim squad member, she completes 30-40kms in the pool and the bay each week.

The BSC staff team are right behind Dee, cheering her on and eager to hear all about her successful crossing when she returns.