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What is a FART? They are open water swimmers, the Frensham Aquatic Recreational Team.

The Seaweed FARTS, Sophie, Emma and Genie have just completed a relay Channel swim.

Noni Needs catches up with two of the Seaweed FARTs: Sophie and Emma, just back from their recent Channel relay challenge.

Conditions were far from ideal: 15 hours and 28 mins in 12.8 degree seas and force 5 winds with 4 to 8 ft waves. Hear about their amazing achievement. Excited, elated, pleased and glad for it to be over but eager to get back into cold water.

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Photo of FARTs in Frensham Ponds by Cath Lowe

Photograph credit Cath Lowe