Jo Jones fell in love with open water swimming when she was a child. By the age of 16, she’d set her mind on swimming the English Channel. At the age of 24, she achieved her goal, ticking the epic endurance feat off her bucket list.
So what does it feel like to achieve your lifelong dream in your early twenties? Joanne, now 27, shares her journey to Channel swimmer with me below and also chats about her recent and successful foray into ice swimming, which saw her take gold in the International Ice Swimming Association 500m freestyle earlier this year.