LGBT Masters Aquatics Club

69km across Lake Geneva

Added on by Emily Chong.

On 7th Sep Emily from OTS and her Serpentine SC team the "JENBO Jets" set off to swim 69km across the length of Lake Geneva to celebrate her birthday (and to fundraise for Peace Direct and Lifeguard Hellas).  They chose a beautiful day and the crossing was a very speedy 27hrs 55min, that makes (almost) 7 hours each for the 4 swimmers: Jo, Emily, Bee, Natasha.  They swam all day, all night with shooting stars in the sky, moon on their backs, glowsticks on their costumesand reached the iconic Jet d'eau around 1pm the next day.  

When they finished, they joked that they felt fresh enough to swim back, that was mainly because of super star supporter Octavia (who has sailed across the Atlantic before) looked after them so well that they had enough time to rest and eat between swims.      

To read more about their awesome trip, please see here: Bee's blog and Serpentine news.

The JENBO Jets were also featured on the World Radio Switzerland, click here to listen. 

Video by Bee Heller. A successful four-women relay swim of the 69km length of Lake Geneva in September 2016. Total time was 27 hours and 55 minutes.