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Porthcawl ‘persuades’ Lewis to tackle a a marathon charity swimming challenge

Porthcawl resident Lewis Brown has just completed a gruelling (and very cold) swimming challenge – taking to the water for 100 consecutive days – with no wetsuit.

He has been so determined to never miss a day that, even when he and wife Jade went to London, he swam once in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, and once in a London Dock.

According to the The GEM’s beekeeping correspondent, Harold Williams, this has been a warm winter, as far as his bees are concerned, but thanks to the regular cold winds blowing in off the Bristol Channel, Lewis would beg to differ. In Porthcawl, wind chill factor means just that!


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