Adam’s aspires to a Channel swim without leaving Holsworthy

Posted: 27th Aug 2016

Category: Health & Fitness

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Adam Peaty may have inspired the nation with his incredible world record beating Gold medal in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Rio Olympics but Holsworthy swimming teacher Adam Davey has his own inspiring swim challenge to conquer.

35 year old Adam Davey who is the Holsworthy Leisure Centre Swim School Coordinator is to take on the Aspire Channel Swim, by swimming 22 miles in 12 weeks to raise money for people affected by spinal cord injury.  Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a spinal chord injury and there is no known cure.

In between teaching lessons at Holsworthy Leisure Centre Adam will swim 22 miles, around half a mile each session 4 times a week over the next 11 weeks.

Apart from raising much needed funds for the Aspire charity, Adam hopes his swim will inspire his swim school pupils about the benefits of swimming which is an essential life skill which not only improves fitness but can change lives.

“ I am always encouraging my swim school pupils to do their very best by learning to swim or by improving their swimming technique so I thought I would challenge myself this time to get fitter and to help others. I hope the local community will join me in supporting this charity by sponsoring me or having a go at the swim challenge themselves. Swimming is one of the best sports for overall fitness whatever your age and it can change lives for the better as this challenge illustrates.”

1610 which manages Holsworthy Leisure Centre is running a campaign called “ 1610 reasons to swim” which promotes the key benefits of swimming on health. It is encouraging adults and babies alike to take up swimming which is also a key life skill and which can enhance leisure and healthy lifestyles.

To support Adam’s sponsored swim challenge please visit;

For more information on the range of swimming lessons and activities at Holsworthy Leisure Centre please contact Adam Davey Swim School

Co-ordinator 01409 254013 or email