Video: Supermodel to tackle Suffolk charity swim

SUPERMODEL Jodie Kidd will plunge into icy Suffolk waters alongside Olympian David Davies and hundreds of others in an attempt to swim a mile for charity next month.

Miss Kidd will brave the Alton Water Reservoir as part of the British Gas Great Swim Series on June 19.

The model, who launched the five-event series with Olympic silver medallist Mr Davies, said she is looking forward to the challenge.

“Swimming has always been one of my favourite sports and due to a recent injury it’s become my preferred form of exercise and the only sport I can practice without restrictions,” she added.

“I’m very excited and hope my competitive streak will rise to the challenge. I aim to complete the swim as part of a fundraising cause for both Save a London Child and the Jodie Kidd Foundation.”

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Mr Davies said: “Launching the British Gas Great Swim Series is an honour as I love the thrill and adrenaline you get from open water swimming – there’s nothing quite like it.

“I look forward to giving Jodie some training techniques in the run up to June 19, which should be great fun. Personally, I’m hoping to achieve winning times in both events and can guarantee I’ll be giving it my all.”

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The Great Swim series attracted 10,000 participants in 2009 and it is expected that the number of entrants will double this year.

To find out more about the series visit

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