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Richard Branson talks about The Swim

If you didn’t know already, Richard Branson and Ronan Keating announced earlier this year their intention to swim the Irish Channel and raise money for Cancer Research. We haven’t yet managed to speak to Mr Branson directly about this challenge, but we’ve just received this video where he shares some thoughts on the task ahead. We think it’s an incredible challenge and we look forward to speaking to those involved soon and reporting on their progress.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.