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In deep water for Sport Relief

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Shelagh Fogarty | 11:44 UK time, Tuesday, 19 January 2010


It's no secret that I love swimming. Happiest in water, from the moment I waded into Lough Derg in Tipperary as a little girl on my Summer holidays, or ran into the sea at Ainsdale Beach in Southport.

What I don't say much about is that I'm a bit afraid of some types of water - namely the dark, cold type with wildlife in it.

So of course I said YES to the Sport Relief challenge of swimming a mile in a dark, cold lake with wildlife in it!

A friend of mine who swam the Channel is helping me overcome this silly fear and training starts soon in a very cold outdoor pool in Tooting in South London.

Once that's underway we'll tackle swimming in the dark, and dodging the wildflife. Wish me luck. I promise not to be a wimp.

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