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By Ryan Tozer, Aug 14 2017 07:30PM

On Saturday the 12th August 2017, we were priviledged to have Patti come and swim Loch Ness with us. Patti's goal is to raise $100,000 for Trust in Education which helps children in Afghanistan.


Patti sawm amazingly and set a great time. Her support crew were one of the best we've seen. We're sure Patti's time may have been a littl faster if it was for the support crew making her laugh!


Part of Patti's swim also involved a film crew from Criminal SF who are producing a video to help Patti reach her target. A trailer for Patti's swim can be found below. We'll upload the link for the final cut once available. In the meantime, please help Patti by donating!




By Ryan Tozer, Aug 14 2017 07:22PM

If team Plesiosaur-arms' Loch Ness Relay that they completed in 12hours 57mins 5secs. If you're interested in taking part in next years swim visit: https://www.aspire.org.uk/loch-ness-swim-2018 for more details.


By Ryan Tozer, Aug 14 2017 07:18PM

On Saturday 9th August 2014, 6 swimmers plunged into the dark waters of Loch Ness. Swimming for the charity Aspire. The swimmers swam the length of the loch in relay style in strict one hourly rotations. The team consisted of wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers.


After 12 hours, 49 mintues and 12 seconds then team finally arrived on the shore at Loch End. Well done guys!!





By Ryan Tozer, Aug 14 2017 07:13PM

Marcella MacDonald's Loch Ness experience....


OK, after some 24 hours, I have had some time to reflect on that crazy COLD swim.

The Distance: 23 miles: certainly challenging but fine

Temperature: averaging 51 degrees F: do-able

Put the length and temperature together = one really Uncomfortable Sunday swim.

Thank goodness the wind was light or non-existant: a mill-pond, a gift from Aeolus (Greek god of wind), taking pity on me.

Advise to other swimmers: Seize the day, don't wait for a "better day" : chances are you will not get it., make the Most of your opportunity.

My crew took wonderful care of me. Margaret minding the kettle (hot water is very important in warming the core), Teresa entertaining me and Janet, My inspiring feeder. Helen Beveridge from Inverness was our official BLDSA observer and Ryan Tozer and his crew, Robie, (of iPowerboat) safely escorted us north and delivered us warmed back to Fort Augustus.

I'm told I was pleasant but I don't think I smiled much yesterday, until it was over. There were times of amusement, Margaret swimming, Teresa dancing and Janet putting Gumby and Pokey out for me, but when that pink flag with a pirate came out, .... Feeding time, 45 seconds of rest and warm nourishment.

I don't know I did it, I kept reminding myself of my past swim experiences, night swimming in the channel, early season swims in Jersey, UK, my early years at Globe Hollow and playing night water tag at Columbia. All these helped adjust me for the ever dark

water of the Loch.

Thoughts of people going through worse things than me, Homeless people living in their cars, if they one, in the winter,: how do they get through the cold.

All and all, I had a peaceful sunrise, flat water and a cold long swim that I NEVER have to do again.

No injuries or hypothermia, I guess another may be in the plans, just not this cold.


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