Dave's double channel challenge

DAVE Worms of Fremington will be swimming the channel next week – in the North Devon Leisure Centre pool. Dave is partially disabled following an assault when serving as a police officer 19 years ago. Swimming is a way of him keeping fit and maintaining m

DAVE Worms of Fremington will be swimming the channel next week - in the North Devon Leisure Centre pool.

Dave is partially disabled following an assault when serving as a police officer 19 years ago. Swimming is a way of him keeping fit and maintaining movement.

He now works as a special needs support worker and also coaches

at Barnstaple Swimming Club and Saunton Surf Lifesaving Club.


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Dave is hoping his 21-mile swim - 1,388 lengths of the 25m pool - will take no longer than 12 hours.

He is taking on the challenge next Tuesday to raise money for Bideford charity Wings South West as part of its Big Swim 2010 when a team of six, including Dave, will be taking to the choppy waters of the English Channel for real at the beginning of July in a bid to raise �20,000.

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The Wings team will be present at times throughout Tuesday's swim, helping Dave to count laps of the pool and keeping him company.

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