Testrade Director to swim the English Channel for charity


In August 2018, Testrade Limited Director Jody Jones hopes to fulfil a childhood dream of swimming the English Channel.

Jody will be swimming from Dover to France in just a swimming costume, swim hat and goggles, according to English Channel rules, in the busiest shipping lane in the world and in water between 15-17°C. She will be swimming alongside her pilot boat ‘Optimist’ and will have a support crew that will be led by her husband Rich, also from Testrade.

Jody, who took up swimming again in 2012 after a 20-year break, said: “I work full time as a Director at Testrade, run a military wives choir and have two young children; life is very busy and I am currently swimming 18-30 km per week. By the time my swim comes around I will have swum approximately 2200-2500 km since booking my Channel swim two years ago. I am extremely passionate about this wonderful sport and have had the privilege of swimming with some incredibly inspiring people since I started on my journey to attempt to become a channel swimmer.”

Jody will be raising money for Blesma – The Limbless Veterans, a charity that is very close to her heart. It is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss, the loss of use of a limb or an eye or loss of sight.

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