Swimming the english channel in my back garden

by Maisie-leigh in Coalville, England, United Kingdom

Swimming the english channel in my back garden


raised of £600 target


46% 13 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th August 2020 at 9:57am

To support my swimming club through the Covid 19 pandemic

  • I've been swimming with COLSC since I was 9 years old and terribly miss training with all my friends. Not being able to feel the water like I normally would for months and months has had a huge impact on not just me, but my whole swim community too. My club is trying to raise money to get through this pandemic and I really want to help too! That's why my friends and I have decided to swim the length of the English channel in my garden pool... THAT'S A TOTAL OF 1416 LENGTHS!!! 

Meet the team... 



Francesca Harrison, Millie Hitchin, Ashton Simmonds, Izzy Porter and Emerson-Blu Gupwell will all be taking part to complete the challenge. 

We aim to do this between the 6 of us over the course of so many days. My mum may even get in the pool too! It doesn't matter how we swim it. The only rule is we can't stop once it's our turn in the water. We wanted to do something that would really bring us back together as a team where we need to support each other and give one another encouragement. 

We would all be so grateful if you can support us doing this by donating, which will then go towards COLSC crowdfund. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Raffle Entry

Entry into our raffle that could see you win Commonwealth games kit, a signed football shirt, sports vouchers , M+ S vouchers , Wagamama vouchers and much more

£10 or more

Club Swimming Hat - Special Edition

Covid-19 City of Leicester Swimming Club hat. A hat designed by City of Leicester Swimming Club, will go down in history.

£15 or more

AquaPark Ticket for Rutland Water - MEMBERS ONLY

One ticket for the COLSC Aquapark event at Rutland Water. THIS IS FOR MEMBERS OF COLSC ONLY

£20 or more

Start / Dive / Turn Clinic

Start / Turn / Dive Clinic Dates TBC and to be run by one of our City of Leicester Swimming Club coaching team

£25 or more

Weekend Spectator Entry to COLSC Meet & Programme

A full weekend pass for one spectator at one of our forthcoming Competitions / Meets plus a complimentary Programme.

£30 or more

2x AquaPark Ticket for Rutland Water MEMBERS ONLY

Two ticket for the COLSC Aquapark event at Rutland Water. THIS IS FOR MEMBERS OF COLSC ONLY

£40 or more

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West Lodge Rural Centre Family Pass

A family pass for a family of four for a day out at West Lodge Rural Centre.This is truly a magical place to visit with your children to enjoy the farm animals, barrel rides, acres of countryside with plenty of nature trails and walks. Why not visit the fairy dell and the witch's house, and so there is so much more to see here.Please see their website for further details. https://westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk/(Covid-19 restrictions in place)

£50 or more

Event Sponsorship

Sponsor an event at our next open meet and include your name in the programme, our website and social media. Each event will be allocated prior to the competition, please let us know if you have a preference.

£85 or more

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Beef Box

A beef box from West Lodge Rural Centre contains the finest quality beef which has been raised here on our farm. All of the beef in your box will come from the same cow, which has been reared here on the farm. Further details please see https://westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk for further details.

£100 or more

Programme Sponsor

A Full colour A4 Sponsorship Page / advert in our printed programme at our next swimming competition / meet.

£250 or more

Competition T-Shirt Sponsorship

Get your logo printed onto our competition t-shirts. Our swimmers attend several prestigious events each season, and they get club t-shirts for each Championship. These are at the Regional Championships, English & British Nationals and British Trials. Please select the event below.

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