Lochs to be proud of in monster swim
Date published: 02 October 2013
Fundraiser Rebecca Jarre has achieved her target of swimming 42 miles across four Scottish lochs — and survived the bite of a mystery creature in Loch Ness!
Rebecca swam with friends to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
The Highland adventure took in Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour. The team planned to complete the challenge over three days - but had to cram it into two because of another Loch Ness event on Sunday.
Back home in Glodwick, Rebecca said, “The weather was fantastic and the lochs really calm.
“We had a great time and even did some sunbathing. So far we’ve raised over £2,000. We even collected £100 from passersby.”
One episode from their adventure could start new speculation about the legend of Loch Ness.
Rebecca said: “I was bitten by something in Loch Ness. I had two swollen bite marks on my shoulder. Perhaps it was a snake or an eel.. or it could have been a wee Nessy!
“Loch Ness is so deep, dark and cold, and I was a bit wary when swimming across it.
Rebecca (44) hopes to swim the English Channel next year, partly inspired by Oldham’s former Olympic swimmer Henry Taylor.
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