Taking the plunge for Sport Relief

Dr Carolyn Peel, a former star of Real A and E, who will be doing a 16 hour swim for Sport Relief.
Dr Carolyn Peel, a former star of Real A and E, who will be doing a 16 hour swim for Sport Relief.
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AN intrepid fundraiser is planning a 16-hour swim to raise money for Sport Relief.

Carolyn Peel, from Crick, has set herself the swimathon challenge to swim continuously on March 23 – Sport Relief day.

She will be attempting her challenge at the Spirit House health club at the Holiday Inn in Crick.

Dr Peel, 49, said: “I broke my ankle two years ago.

“Up to that point I was into jogging and I had wanted to do a marathon. People might recognise me from the TV show Real A&E as I used to work at Coventry.

“But since my injury I can’t jog any more. I took up swimming as a form of physio, but also to keep fit.

“I came up with the idea for a 12-hour swim, but then the club manager at the Holiday Inn suggested I go for the full 16 hours they are open.

“I won’t be able to take any breaks, except for when I need to go to the toilet!

“I can’t drink energy drinks either, so I’m experimenting with Jelly Babies instead.”

Dr Peel is hoping to raise £500 with the swimathon.

n Anyone interested in sponsoring her can go to my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/carolynpeel.