Swimmer’s dream fulfilled with help from jelly babies


A medical student who swam 21 miles across the Channel has told how jelly babies and a determination to raise money for charity got her through the gruelling challenge.

Marisa Schubert spent 14 hours and 40 minutes making her way through the busy shipping lane between England and France.

The 21-year-old, of Headington, managed to raise almost £1,100 for the Stroke Association through her efforts.

She said: “The water can be so unpredictable people told me not to have a target time, but I was just pleased I completed the journey.

Read The Oxford Times

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