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OR Channel Swim

A relay team of intrepid ORs are swimming the English Channel both as a personal challenge but also to raise money for the Old Roedeanians' Scholarship Fund.
1 Jul 2024
ORA News

Inspired by the team of girls who swam the English Channel on 15th/16th June 2022 – the Old Roedeanians' Association received representations from some Old Roedeanians that “we” might like to do the same.

A team of 6 ORs (Caitlin, Ella, Lea, Louise, Pip and Ria), spanning 4 decades since they left Roedean, have risen to the challenge to take part in this iconic swim. In just under 13 hours the incredible team of ORs completed the swim. At the moment, the swim still needs to be confirmed by the CS&PF to be ratified as an official Channel Swim. There will be a full acount of the OR Channel Swim in the Summer Roedeanian. 

The swimmers are spread out across the country (plus one currently travelling) and most did not know each other before this adventure, so this is a real demonstration of self-motivation and teamwork, facilitated by zoom calls.

As well as taking part in a personal challenge, the ORs are raising money for the OR Scholarship Fund and, by funding the swim themselves, this means that 100% of donations will go towards means-tested awards enabling girls to continue their education into the 6th form at Roedean.

To celebrate with our fabulous team, their support crew and our pilots - please donate to the OR Scholarship Fund using this link:

Thank you so much!

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