In swimming, in school, in our careers, and in our lives, we are constantly advised to set goals for ourselves and to lay out the steps to reach those goals. At the same time, we’re also advised to see the journey — our daily “practice” — as being more important than reaching the goal.
What we don’t always consider is what happens when we REACH a goal.
The Isle of Jersey is one of the Channel Islands located 110 miles south of London and 14 miles off the coast of France. The island is five miles wide, nine miles long, and 41.5 miles around — should you ever want to swim it. On August 25, 2006, Don Walsh from New Jersey, USA, and Alice Harvey, from the Isle of Jersey did just that. Here’s Don’s story.