From: brandnation
Published: Tue Jun 29 2010


LEADING swimwear brand Speedo has shown its support for one of swimmings more extreme challenges by donating swimwear to two brave ladies who are attempting the gruelling 22 kilometre swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, the entry point into the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.

Alix Robertson and Camilla Howard will take to the sea from 13 to 19 September in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Beat which is a charity aimed at beating eating disorders.

The challenge will see the ladies attempt to complete the swim against strong currents, as well as water temperatures as low as 15Ëš. They will also have to contend with inquisitive dolphins and possibly whales or sharks.

The pair are already training hard for the swim and are grateful to Speedo for helping them to be able to undertake the challenge. They have a specially designed training programme in place and are hoping that, along with having the best gear, this will get them through the challenge.

For more information about the challenge visit www.speedo.co.uk

About Speedo®
The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo® is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations. Supporting swimming from grass-roots through to elite level, including the phenomenal Michael Phelps, in the 1920s Speedo® made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo® redefined swimwear again with Fastskin® LZR RACER® - the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. Speedo® is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; to find out more visit: www.speedo.com. SPEEDO, the ARROW device, FASTSKIN, LZR PULSE, SPEEDO ENDURANCE, FLIPTURNS, FASTSKINFSII, SPEEDO BIOFUSE, SWYM, SPEEDOSCULPTURE and LZR RACER are registered trademarks of Speedo Holdings B.V. The LZR RACER suit has worldwide design rights and patents pending.

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