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'I'm a bit of a glutton for a challenge' says wheelchair user Aindre on Herm swim plan

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A WHEELCHAIR user will attempt to swim from Guernsey to Herm using only the strength of his arms.

A WHEELCHAIR user will attempt to swim from Guernsey to Herm using only the strength of his arms.

Aindre Reece-Sheerin, 56, has just embarked on a year of training ahead of the astonishing feat, around 17 years after a motorcycle accident left him with life-changing injuries, including breaks to his back and three discs in his neck.

Mr Reece-Sheerin, pictured, who works for customer services at Waitrose in Admiral Park, has completed the Guernsey Marathon and castle swim many times, but admitted he had never taken on such a momentous physical challenge as the three-mile swim to Herm.

It will be in aid of an as yet undecided Bailiwick charity, but Mr Reece-Sheerin knows he would have to push through the pain barrier to get there.

  • Anyone who could sponsor Mr Reece-Sheerin's training insurance should email aindrereecesheerin@googlemail.com

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