A WORLD record was set on Windermere on Monday evening as a team of six intrepid swimmers completed a 12-way relay of the lake.
As soon as we entered the islands for the time we encountered storms and hurricane winds and our support boat had to take shelter and it was a battle just to change swimmers.
We were all at our lowest point by Saturday evening when we had only finished four of the 12 lengths. But we looked at each other and said that if we could get through that night, we really could do the rest.
When the Americas team swam the record, Lake Powel was relatively flat and there were temperatures of 21 celsius and I think they have appreciated what we achieved on Monday. By around midnight we returned home and had a Chinese takeaway, beer and champagne.