Hi everyone!! Today’s Famous Friday is about Alice Dearing. Alice Dearing was born on April 23, 1997. Alice started swimming between 8 and 9 years old. In college, she was coached by Andi Manley who was the second black swimmer to represent Great Britain competitively. Alice Dearing is a British swimmer who specializes in open water events. Open water events are events that take place outdoors in a pond or ocean or other bodies of water. It’s a race that is athlete vs athlete and not athlete vs the clock. The condition of the event is always changing and the length of the course and the design are different as well. So for this kind of event you need to be able to adapt easily. In 2014 she swam a 7.5km event in the World Junior Open Water Championships and got fourth place. In 2015 she got the bronze medal for the same event. In 2016 she swam a 10 km for the same championship and came in first beating her opponent by 0.5 seconds. She came in with a finishing time of 2 hours 4 minutes and 24.1 seconds! Alice eventually went on to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and finished in 19th place. It’s amazing to see that someone can swim 10km, which is something I could never see myself doing because of how long it would take me.

William Thomas

Project Race Vice President