On September 4th, 2010 ‘The Australian printed a great write up of our August Hellespont swim after one of their journalists, Andrew Fraser took part in the swim:
Different strokes mind the gap in Byron’s bay
From: The Australian
September 04, 2010
THE annual Hellespont swim in Turkey has been running for eight years and organiser Simon Murie, an Australian-born Briton who runs a company called SwimTrek, says conditions this week were easily the worst: 30-knot winds and choppy, swirling waters.
So how did I, an overweight 54-year-old journalist from Brisbane with no identifiable swimming prowess, find myself in the middle of the sea between Europe and Asia, gasping for air before being hit by the next wave and breast-stroking because freestyle involved taking in large amounts of water? Simply, this was a great adventure…