Geraint Price from Llanishen, Cardiff aimed to swim from Penarth to Western Super-Mare as part of our Splish Splash Splosh. On Wednesday 24th August despite bad weather conditions Geraint set off on his challenge; he faced his ultimate fear by trying to swim the open water but fierce tides meant he missed his final destination – and ended up swimming further than he planned!
Geraint’s family were there to cheer him on from the boat which was kindly donated by Phat Cat Charters. Geraint said: “My family gave me brilliant support. They could see that the tide had taken me a long way off course and were trying to get me back into the boat. There was no way I wasn’t finishing the swim. Although when I could see where I was heading I realised I wasn’t going to make it so decided to turn back.”
Geraint still raised a fantastic £500 and has vowed to give the swim another go next year. He said; “I’ve decided to learn from this year and I will definitely do it again next year!”