Adventure swimming Channel swimming Episodes

Jo Jones: If you never try, you’ll never know

In 2020, Jo Jones took on the Bristol Channel, following in the footsteps of Kathleen Thomas, the first person to cross the channel almost 100 years earlier. But things didn’t go to plan, and with the open water swimming season coming to a close, a broken boat and bad weather put the swim under threat.

Jo talks through the lessons learnt over her journey, from the resilience needed to bounce back from the cancelled swim, to how her mindset of ‘just enjoy it’ led to her setting the fastest ever time for the crossing.