Mike can swim Channel, but not the pool

MIKE Read is King of the Channel but he's been told he can't swim alone at an Ipswich pool, The Evening Star reveals today.At 61, the Sproughton man has swum the English Channel 31 times and for the last 25 years has had his own key for the Broomhill Swimming Pool so he can train as much as possible in outdoor conditions.

By Jessica Nicholls

MIKE Read is King of the Channel but he's been told he can't swim alone at an Ipswich pool, The Evening Star reveals today.

At 61, the Sproughton man has swum the English Channel 31 times and for the last 25 years has had his own key for the Broomhill Swimming Pool so he can train as much as possible in outdoor conditions.

But the world record breaking swimmer has now been left high and dry by Ipswich Borough Council which has taken this privilege away.

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