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“How do I prepare for a 6.5km swim in 10 weeks?”

Swimming coach Cassie Patten answers this reader Q about how to prepare for the around-Brownsea Island swim in June – a distance of 6.5km – with very little prior swim training

I have been lucky enough to get an elusive spot on the around-Brownsea Island swim! But I don’t know how or where to start with preparing for it. It is in June, in about 10 weeks’ time! Which isn’t very long for someone who hasn’t done any proper swimming for about six months.

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