George Taplin becomes first swimmer to complete 13 Lakes Challenge in 3 days – all for Just a Drop


Twenty-year-old Sheffield University graduate, George Taplin has become the first person to complete the grueling 13 Lakes Challenge in just three days—swimming some 71km across all of the publicly accessible lakes in the Lake District. George raised over £4000 for Just a Drop’s safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects as well as raised awareness for the charity by appearing on BBC Breakfast on 9th August 2020. Well done George!

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