Next week four women from London’s Serpentine Swimming Club – the JENBO Jets – will be swimming the length of Lake Geneva to raise funds for both lifeguards saving refugees, and local peacebuilders who protect and rebuild lives shattered by conflict.
We spoke to Natasha about why she’s doing this and what it involves:
This swim will be the ultimate test in endurance for me, but local peacebuilders dedicate their lives to helping people overcome war and violence to build brighter futures and long-lasting peace. The energy, commitment and resilience they show in enabling people to forge a new path out of violence and tragedy is remarkable, and thinking of their daily sacrifices will certainly help keep me going during tough points in the swim.
Its 69km and will take us between 24 to 35 hours depending on the weather and swim conditions.
As you know, at a Lotus Rises, we are working in partnership with the International Institute for Swim Cake Studies on a groundbreaking research project to answer the question “What is the best cake for optimal swim performance”. What SwimCake will you be taking across Lake Geneva?
I will take banana bread – delicious and nutritious after a choppy swim. But we will also have cookies and chocolate tiffin!
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