Following last year’s update about the Ultimate Trophy Swim, Sir John Royden (Grenville 82) has now completed the 70km Lake Geneva Challenge having swam for 33 hours.
John covered a staggering 42km in 22 hours of swimming in July 2021 from Château de Chillon at the eastern edge of Lake Geneva to Thonon-les-Bains and then completed the final 28km from Thonon-les-Bains to the Bains des Pâquis in Geneva on 26 July 2022 in 11 hours and 15 minutes. Technically, this does mean that John is the ninth person to swim the full length of Lake Geneva. What an absolute hero! He has raised over £420,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity, a cause very close to his heart after losing his dear sister Emma to the devastating disease in 2003.
Read the press release from The Brain Tumour Charity here.