Could you be one of our Aspire Ambassadors?

Jul 13, 2016

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Will you be doing the Aspire Channel Swim 2016?

If so, you could be one of our new Aspire Ambassadors who will chart their Aspire Channel Swim (ACS) challenge in five personally recorded videos.

What it involves

The volunteer recruits will need to complete the whole of the Channel swim and record a short video of their reactions to the swimming at certain checkpoints along the way. We will want to know how your swim is going, how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking about the swim after you’ve completed different milestones:

  1. The first pool session, and why you signed up
  2. 500 lengths
  3. 11 miles half way point
  4. 1000 lengths
  5. The entire 22 miles with your endurance and swimming top tips

Why are we doing this?

There are thousands of people who participate in the ACS each year, and we want to give voice to some of the people who take part in the epic personal challenge – highlighting the excitement, the struggles, the motivation and the pain – which are felt by so many throughout the duration of the 22 miles. We’re all in the same boat, but eight of you will give insight into how it really is!

We’ll share your videos to inspire everyone else who has signed up to the swim, and use the clips for the 2017 challenge  in order to give a window into what future participants can expect.

What you need

All you will need is a smart phone and a Facebook and Twitter social media account.

What you’ll do

Once you reach each of the five milestones in the Aspire Channel Swim, you’ll record your video, send it to us and we’ll then post it to our Facebook and Twitter pages (tagging you in) so people around the country can see your journey, and hopefully it will inspire their swim too.

You’ll be doing your own filming, so dive in, camera, action!


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What you’ll get

We're partnered with Zoggs, so if chosen as an ambassador, you’ll receive some of their latest goggles and a swimming costume from their new range. This is on top of an Aspire T-shirt, and your welcome pack which will contain some Tigi Bed Head hair treatments, and once you start fundraising for the Aspire Channel Swim, you’ll get a Schwarzkopf Professional hair care kit too.

How to apply to be an Aspire Ambassador

Record a video no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds introducing yourself and talking about why you’ll be signing up to the Aspire Channel Swim 2016. Send this clip, along with your name, age, city and Facebook and Twitter account links to Katy Boyd at Aspire HQ, kathryn.boyd@aspire.org.uk. Deadline for submissions is 12th August 2016.

What next?

We’ll be notifying and appointing our eight Aspire Ambassadors by 19th August and announcing them on our website on 5th September.

Thank you to everyone for their support for Aspire, and we hope this will be a great new way of bringing the Aspire Channel Swimming community together even more.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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