We recently noticed that Diabetes UK are running a fundraising event called Swim 22.
The idea is for participants to swim 22 miles - the width of the English Channel - over a three month period, starting today, and be sponsored for it.
Now, I'm not asking for sponsorship for myself. I swim half a mile most mornings, usually 6 days a week. So I'm going to be doing somewhere in the region of 35-40 miles over that period, and it seems somewhat cheeky to ask for sponsorship for something I'm going to be doing anyway.
But Melanie is participating - she does the same half a mile I do, but normally only gets to to the pool about 3 days a week. So it's going to be a bit of a challenge for her to achieve the distance - but a nice little bit of motivation to get to the pool and improve fitness.
So if you would have thought about sponsoring me, you can sponsor Melanie instead. And track her progress online.