Karl's English Channel Swim

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I will be attempting to swim across the English Channel on September 6th, 2019. Water is something that has always been near and dear to my heart. It’s hard to believe that millions of people are living without access to clean water and sanitation. I’ve heard it said that, worldwide, about half of all illness and deaths would be prevented with access to clean water. I would greatly appreciate your contribution to this worthy cause.

In preparation for my English Channel swim, I am currently training about 4,000 meters per day in the pool. Additionally, I am traveling to San Francisco every 6 to 8 weeks for cold water training in the Bay. On May 24th, 2019, I will be doing a 20 km swim around Mercer Island in Washington State. If successful, this will satisfy the 6 hour cold water qualifying swim required before I will be allowed to attempt to swim the English Channel.

7 supporters
Jim Schrack — $100.00
Great effort and cause -- very honorable Karl!
Dawn Reall — $100.00
Tom Hogan — $50.00
Marilena Papaianache — $20.00
Karl, you are a great inspiration to many of us! Your willpower to train so hard and reach your goal is amazing!

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