After the drama of last night, my team and I are exhausted and there was little conversation this morning.

Glazed-over stares were the main form of communication this morning, all of us silently pleading that there would be no jellyfish for my swim later this morning.

I spent the hour before my swim tensely looking overboard and into the blue. It was another day of perfect conditions, even hotter than yesterday and without a breath of wind.

Ten minutes before I was due to jump in, a white spec in the horizon started zooming towards us. In the middle of Lyme Bay, we were joined by three top open water swimmers from Taunton School.

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Chris Coleman, their deputy head, was my very first guest swimmer weeks ago, and he had organised for his pupils to join us for this swim.

Thankfully, the jellyfish had sunk down to depths far below us and there was only the sporadic baby compass to be found. Safe swimming conditions.

I hit the water and felt exhausted and aching from the night before.

After 20 minutes, the first two girls started swimming behind me, along with one of their fathers. I was impressed by their strength and endurance.

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The second group jumped in during my second hour and were right on my toes. Several of them were clearly stronger swimmers than I am.

It was a successful swim, I covered 11.66km in 2hr32m.

Chris later told me that the girls had recently completed a Channel relay swim against the Royal Marines. The teenagers won by six minutes. I couldn't be prouder to have swum with them.

11.66km (7.2 miles)