Sixth Form pupil Rachel Lord competed in the Great North Swim and raised £200 for school charity EducAid recently, and has already set her sights on another challenge – the English Channel.
Rachel managed to swim the mile on Lake Windermere in just 32 minutes – a result of her rigorous training schedule of 6 sessions a week, 2 of which are outdoor.
The talented swimmer holds Cheshire records in front crawl and has loved swimming since she was 7 years old, when her skill in the sport was quickly spotted.
Rachel plans to swim the Channel next summer and is hoping to raise as much money as possible for EducAid
– a charity which has long-term links with Stockport Grammar and helps to provide free secondary schools in Sierra Leone.
Keep an eye on the school website nearer the time for details on how to sponsor Rachel’s next swim.