Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

My Real-Life Water Baby Made Quite a Splash! ; Mum's Waters Broke Mum's Waters Broke during Training Swim She's Crossing Channel and Back for Charity

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

My Real-Life Water Baby Made Quite a Splash! ; Mum's Waters Broke Mum's Waters Broke during Training Swim She's Crossing Channel and Back for Charity

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APREGNANT swimmer who was training to cross the Channel went into labour during a practice session.

Jane McCormick, 31, was Jane McCormick, 31, was stunned when her waters broke during a six-mile swim at the Aquatics Centre in Manchester. She went to hospital - but it took another fortnight for baby Archie to finally arrive.

Jane's bid to swim the Channel was all the more remarkable because she has a serious heart condition. She was told three "years ago that half her heart wasn't working properly but it's never curbed her passion for competitive swimming.

Jane swam six miles every day Jane swam six miles every day throughout her pregnancy - and 30 miles just a week after giving birth. Today she is bidding to swim to France and back for the British Heart Foundation.

Jane said: "I was doing a training swim when I was 33 weeks pregnant at the Aquatics centre and my waters broke.

"Training since Archie was born has been harder than I expected - it's difficult to fit it in between breastfeeding. …

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