This is an interview Anne-Marie Ward gave to Priority Sport where she describes her love of open water swimming and how she deals with the challenges she takes on. Anne-Marie restarted swimming at the age of 35 and decided to take on one of the world’s toughest recognised channel swims, the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland. It took her four attempts and two visits to the hospital due to the amount of jellyfish stings she endured. She then took up ice swimming and this summer took part in a Bering Strait relay crossing.
She comes from the north west of Ireland where the coastline is spectacular and the water crystal clear. You’ll want to swim there when you see this.