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How an Aussie outback grazier is training to swim the English Channel

Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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An Aussie grazier is preparing to swim the English Channel, all the way from outback NSW.

Brendan Cullen lives in Kars Station, one of the state’s most drought-ravaged towns, located 60km from Broken Hill.

But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dream of training for one of the world’s toughest ocean swims: the 30km English Channel crossing.

Mr Cullen tells Natalie Peters and Erin Molan how he manages to train for ocean swimming from outback NSW.

“I joined up with Broken Hill Aquatic Club and I’ve been swimming there for about four years.

“Luckily enough I’ve got a lake here… I’m able to go there and do a few swims there.

“I’ll get to feel that cool water as we transition into winter, but I’ll also get the elements with it, say the strong winds, the chop.”

Click PLAY below to hear more about Brendan’s training

Image: File image/Getty/Dan Kitwood

Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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