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Land Studio’s Kate Richards to take the triple plunge for charity

by | 21 Jun 24 | Landscape Architecture, News

Kate Richards, a landscape architect at Land Studio, is set to tackle a triple long distance swim test to raise awareness and money for charity.

Richards, who was inspired by triathlete Sean Conway after his swims last year, will take the plunge this weekend (June22) with the Aquasphere Chillswim, where she will swim the 5.25 mile length of Coniston Water in the Lake District.

Richards was inspired to take on the swim after joining Sean Conway (the pair pictured above) on previous swims as part of his own attempt to swim 105 Ironman distance triathlons consecutively.

From there she will take on the Chillswim Ullswater on 13 July, which involves a 7.5 mile swim from one end of the lake to the other.

Her final challenge will be Chillswim Windermere on 31 August, which is the longest swim in England at 11 Miles – completing all three events will give her the Chillswim Triple Crown.

Over the last six months, Richards has been training in her local swimming pool, as well as building up her open water swimming at Park in the Past near Hope, and Llyn Padarn in Eryri National Park.

She will be taking on the challenge in an effort to raise awareness and money for Surfers Against Sewage, an environmental charity working to keep UK coasts and rivers safe and clean.

Richards expresses excitement ahead of the first challenge, highlighting the importance of the cause;

“The natural environment is at the centre of both my professional and personal life, as a landscape architect and a keen open water swimmer, so the protection and enhancement of our rivers, lakes and seas is really important to me.”

Last summer she took part in Aquasphere Chillswim Coniston to raise funds for The True Venture Foundation, which improves opportunities for children and young people from North Wales who want to compete competitively in sport.

Richards’ JustGiving page can be found here.

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