Shirley Pool swimmer to swim the Channel!

As you read this, wherever that may be, spare a thought for our good friend Ash who is getting stuck into a 21 mile swim from Weymouth to Durdle Door and back again.. in his swimming trunks.

This is the final push in Ashley’s gruelling two year training programme in preparation to swim solo from Dover to the coast of France in late July. A large part of his winter training has been weekly sessions ploughing up and down our pool, often covering over 10km at a time; a task which requires admirable determination and grit.

As well as being an inspiring swimmer, Ashley is also a throughly good human, helping people struggling with substance misuse, mental health and homelessness, on their journey back to health and happiness, using the medium of sport. You can support Ash and his charity,The Society of St James, by sponsoring his marathon swim using clicking the link below.


To find out more about Ashley and his adventure on his website here;