Swimmer goes to great lengths in memory of late grandad


A young swimmer has gone to great lengths to complete a charity challenge in memory of her late grandfather. Emily Bain, 12, swam 21 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel from England to France – in her family’s outdoor pool. The schoolgirl, from Prestonpans in East Lothian, is a member of Tranent Amateur Swimming Club and estimated that her speed was around 40 minutes per mile. She then swam a mile every day for three weeks to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in tribute to her late grandfather George Shiells, who died of a heart attack at the age of 76 in June.

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