Ben Freeman attempts the triple crown of open water swimming
Ben Freeman, an Assistant Project Consultant at Xact is taking on his biggest swimming challenge to date!
Whilst the rest of us are heading home and turning on the heating to tackle these cold winter months here in Canberra, Ben has been training for hours in the dark in unheated pools in preparation to hopefully become the 15th Australian to be able to boast of achieving the triple crown of open water swimming.
In 2015, Ben swam the English Channel, covering the 34 kilometres in a remarkable nine hours and nine minutes, in water temperatures of 17 degrees!
Ben is currently in the United States to complete the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island swim (46km) on June 24th and 33km Catalina Channel swim off the coast of Los Angeles, on July 12th.
He is expecting the water temperature to be around 17 degrees, a little warmer than the 14 degree training pools in Canberra!
Best of luck Ben!
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