Otter to swim channel

Diss Otters swimmer and Diss High school pupil Will Johnson will take part in one of swimmings toughest events in July.

Will and a group of like minded swimmers from the Felixstowe area will swim the English Channel in a relay event held in the summer.

Currently in training for the event Will said, “It’s going to be tough, but we are looking to raise money through sponsorship for The Young Minds Trust which is a charity which supports children with mental health issues.”

The group have named themselves the East Coast Icicles – well named considering the channel will only be around sixteen degrees when the event takes place. The nineteen mile swim should take about fifteen hours and will see the swimmers start from Shakespeares beach near Dover and they should make landfall in France at Cap Griz Nez.

Will has swum for Diss Otters for the last few years and has foregone standard pool events to concentrate on Open water swimming and competed in the National finals last year.

The Icicles have their own fundraising page so if you would like to donate here is the link: