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Paula Foreman

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The Loveleys

Paula Foreman is a member of The Loveleys, a group of women who took 17 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds to swim 56 miles around the Isle of Wight in a island circumnavigation swim in September 2011. Liane Llewellyn (a 2-way English Channel swimmer), Kathy Batts (2-way English Channel swimmer), Lucy Donnelly, Rachael Cretten and Becky Hedges were the other members.

Foreman swam at Gravesend & Northfleet Swim Club from the ages of around 7 to 16 and was a National qualifier at the age of 11. She became school swim Captain and then swam at Dartford Swim Club from the age of 16 to 25. She became the Club Captain at Dartford Swimming Club for 2 years.

She is a ASA Teacher and Assistant Coach Qualified and decided at the about the age of 23 to take up open water swimming.

English Channel

Foreman gradually built up from 2-3 miles to complete an English Channel crossing from England to France in 1992. She then went on to complete a two-way crossing of the English Channel, the fifth woman in history to do it, in 1993 in the time of 22 hours 11 minutes – admittedly her greatest achievement to date.

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