Today I leave Australia for the temperate shores of England. I really feel everything's come together over the last month or so, and this last week has been spectacular and somewhat surreal! Last laps in a pool on Thursday with squad; send-off brekkie with the Tatts swimmers yesterday; this morning the Bold & Beautiful who I swim with did a wonderful send-off, and this can be viewed at www.facebook.com/englishchannelchallenge
I feel truly privileged to have the support of so many people, some of whom I have never, and probably will never meet! Thank you all. Together we've raised more than $30,000 at this stage - a magnificent number.
Physically and mentally I feel ready. I have no pain in my hands, and am swimming faster and more efficiently than ever before. It's by no means pretty, but it is pretty effective!
I'll be in touch from the UK, hope for good weather - that's the last piece of the jigsaw............!