Hello my name is Ros and I planned to swim from Ailsa Craig to Girvan beach in aid of Alzheimer Scotland to raise a target of £10,000.

Fantastic news I set out from Girvan on Saturday morning 12 September 2009 at 6.30 am on the boat heading for Ailsa Craig. I started the swim at 8.20 am on a beautiful morning, accompanied from the start by a large dog seal – Big Ed.

It was a long grueling swim but I was supported by the crew (Buster and Alan), the two Harry’s and Marlene and the wildlife (porpoise, dolphin, basking shark and Big Ed).

At 16.47 I arrived on Girvan beach to a rapturous, very emotional welcome from family, friends, supporters, drumming group and piper Andy. The swim took 8 hours 27 minutes and 44 seconds to be precise and the crew have estimated that due to tide changes I in fact swam 17.5 miles.

The swim is complete, but the fundraising goes on – so keep an eye out for upcoming events.

The Just Giving button will remain active until the end of the year if you would like to donate online.

Also visit the fanstastic new shopping button so you can donate by doing your shopping and it won't cost you a penny! When you register the charity name is Ailsa Craig Swim Challenge.


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