Swim Katie

$11,833 of $20k goal

Raised by 112 people in 34 months
Katie Pumphrey   BALTIMORE, MD
August 2015, I'm going to swim across the English Channel!

At its narrowest point, the English Channel is 21 miles in a straight line from Dover, England to Cap Gris Nez, France. It is considered the Mount Everest of open water swimming. I'm going to swim, not because I've dreamed of it since before I can remember or because I need a challenge, but because I love the sport and I want to try.
I've been training for over 2 years! As I count down, my excitement builds, but I also can't believe it's almost time! I'm very excited and nervous for this big adventure.

Thank you so much to those that have helped me already. I have been truly grateful for the support and encouragement I have received so far, but I still have a ways to go to fund my swim.
Total fundraising efforts help with much more than the actual channel swim costs. Funding for my swim helps cover the channel association and escort boat fees, equipment, major training swim costs, as well as travel and accommodation expenses for me and my crew.

I appreciate any support you can give, no matter how small. I've been training since the summer of 2013 when I said out loud for the first time that I wanted to do this. It's been a long, hard road, both mentally and physically. I am incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement I have received so far- I couldn't have gotten this far without it. Thank you so so much for any help and support. 

To read more about my training and the swim, please visit my website, swimkatie.com.
You can also follow my training and the swim on twitter and instagram- @swimkatie15.
I will be sure to share the links to track my swim when it happens. 

THANK YOU!!
- Katie Pumphrey
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Update 3
22 months ago
Thank you so much to everyone that has supported my English Channel training and fundraising so far! It has been quite an experience so far! 308 days until I leave for England! #swimkatie
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Update 2
28 months ago
Thank you so much to everyone! It has been so wonderful to feel so much support and encouragement! I have a new blog post on the way...stay tuned!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fibromyalgia-sufferer-takes-on-her-chronic-pain-training-to-swim-the-english-channel/2014/03/24/106aa134-a2f5-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html
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Update 1
34 months ago
Thank you so much to those that have already donated! I appreciate your support more than you know. Any help is amazing! Thank you thank you!
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$11,833 of $20k goal

Raised by 112 people in 34 months
Created October 1, 2013
JC
$25
Jan Carson
11 months ago
AW
$50
anita Walia
12 months ago

I am sorry I missed your send off Party! We are excited and nervous for you. You know you're crazy right?! Crazy beautiful!!! Amazing

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BY
$50
Buck Young
12 months ago

Do it up Katie!

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MM
$100
Mindy and Mark Mahler
12 months ago
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TK
$50
Tae Kim
12 months ago

Best of luck Katie!

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JA
$50
Jan Angevine
12 months ago

Good luck, Katie! Will be sending fish vibes for you!

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JC
$20
Jeannie Crockett
12 months ago

Swim well!

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BB
$112
Bolton Hill Barracudas
12 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Good Luck Coach Katie!! Swim like a CUDA!

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$400
Anonymous
12 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$350
Anonymous
12 months ago (Offline Donation)
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