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Published on isbi School News dated Tuesday 6th of May 2014

On 29 April, Oundle School was pleased to host John Willis, the founder of Power2Inspire, to the swimming pool to support him in his 1000m swimming challenge.

Swimming Pool Manager, Teresa Black commented, 'John's aim is to swim 1000m in 50 school pools within 100 days from January through to April this year. This would be a challenge in itself but even more so for John as he was born without fully formed arms and legs.'

The 50:50:100 challenge came about after the success of the 'Spin' and 'Swim' challenge, when John completed the swimming leg of an able-bodied triathlon at Eton Dorney in just 52 minutes and 23 seconds. The team raised a magnificent £20,000 for Power2Inspire, and John hopes that this challenge will build on this success, so that the charity can continue to support those injured in public or civic service, or with enduring impairments and inspire the nation as a whole to embrace their sporting abilities.

Oundle School was number 41 of his challenge.

Teresa added, 'We would really like to help him achieve his challenge and show our support and hope everyone will contribute to this event by donating through the following link https://my.give.net/swimchallenge '

John swam alongside Oundle pupils and then spent time with them in a Q&A session.

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