Paralympian Alice Tai and Optimum Nutrition seek five swimmers of varying experience for an English Channel swim relay in September
Para-swimming gold medallist Alice Tai MBE is partnering with Optimum Nutrition to launch The Channel More Project – a swimming relay across the English Channel. And they’re looking for five swimmers to take part!
Alice Tai won Commonwealth Gold in 2022 only six months after having her right leg amputated below the knee. In partnership with Optimum Nutrition, Alice is seeking five people with varying degrees of swimming experience to take on the challenge.
Trained by sports scientist and swim expert Professor Greg Whyte and fuelled by Optimum Nutrition, the successful applicants will undergo a five-month transformation to become accomplished open-water swimmers ready to take on the English Channel.
The 21-mile relay swim is scheduled to take place between 20 and 28 September (weather permitting).
Alice Tai is excited to be taking part: “I’m thrilled to be working with Optimum Nutrition on the Channel More project, uniting people from all walks of life to take on this incredible challenge,” she said.
“As someone who firmly believes in pushing oneself beyond perceived limits, I am convinced that anything is achievable with the right mindset, coaching and nutrition. Fuelled and inspired by my team at Optimum Nutrition I have overcome personal obstacles to achieve success in the world of Paralympic swimming and I can’t wait to inspire and motivate our team to discover their full potential and unlock more in themselves too.”
Applications for the project close on 30 April. Interested participants are required to submit a 90-second video, explaining why they want to be part of the experience.
For more information about the Channel More Project and how to apply, visit optimumnutrition.com/en-gb/channelmore