Ossett swimmer becomes one of the only people to swim English Channel, Irish Sea and Bristol Channel - and is set for another world first
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And next week he will swim the Bristol two-way – there and back – in a challenge that will likely take around 24 hours.
He will be the first person to complete the route at the end of the 42 miles and hopes to be in the Guinness Book of Records.
He said: “I love swimming. No mobile phone, no emails, you put your head in the water and all the weight of the world just seems to go. I always want to
see what my limit is within sensible boundaries.
"You have to trust you've prepared yourself. You get on a small marina boat to the starting point and jump off and swim to shore. The route starts when you get to dry land.
"When you jump off the back it is important you 100 per cent believe you can do it – whenever I have done a swim there is only one outcome in my head.
"At some point there will be a voice of doubt in your head when you get tired and you have to dig really deep. You have to believe you have done the training you needed to and then put one arm in front of the other.”
He said each of the channels presented different challenges.
The Bristol Channel has more complicated tides, the North Channel is cold and has “nasty jellfyfish”, and the English Channel is unpredictable.
The last of the three swims and the forthcoming Bristol two-way raised money for Stepping Stones Baby Bank in Ossett, which helps parents who are struggling financially.
Lee said: “It's incredible the help they give to families with babies and young children.
“Seeing what they do shows how lucky we are. When you see the requests Stepping Stones receives it’s heartbreaking. People who need to be provided with the absolute necessities like cots, prams and baby gates.”
Search “Lee's swimming challenge for Stepping Stones Baby Bank, Ossett” on Justgiving to donate to the cause.