Louise swims Salford Quays
I'll be swimming a mile in the open water in Salford Quays. The water is clean enough apparently. I have never swam in the open water before and have had to beg, steal and borrow the kit to do it
Proud & Loud Arts is an amazing performing arts charity for young adults living with disabilities in Salford. The charity provides professional weekly drama workshops for members; many of whom have severe disabilities and feel socially isolated and inactive. The group create their own productions and have recently completed their first tour.
I tend to swim regularly at my local pool but for this challenge I have been for a practice in Salford Quays itself. I have just about got over my fear of having my face in the water - I've been really scared about swallowing the water and of the rumoured 30ft pike who lives in the Quays! I have managed to persuade my big brother to take part with me so my challenge will also be to try and beat him (or at least keep up with him). It's been about 20 years since I last did a sponsored swim