I did it! The Great Swim was on saturday. I was swimmer 773 and my time was 55 minutes. Not super speedy but my target was just complete it and try and get it done in under an hour so I was happy. I have raised £215 so far for Marie Curie Cancer Care and there's still time to sponsor me online!
It was a great atmosphere on the day and well worth doing. I'm going to keep up the open water swimming and try and get a better time next year! In fact I think we might do some more Lake District swimming this weekend and swim across the only official 'lake'.