- Inclement weather kept Team Tori waiting for a very frustrating 9 days before departure. But then, the call was made....
- There was plenty of support from family, friends and strangers alike
- — James Goswell (@jamesgos)Fri, Jul 20 2012 05:23:35@torgorman Tori, I'm telling all my little kiddies at swim squad this afternoon about your swim! You're an inspiration to everyone! Do it!!!
- — Lavinia Chrystal (@LaviniaChrystal)Fri, Jul 20 2012 07:05:03
- — SeabrookSeals (@SeabrookSeals)Fri, Jul 20 2012 05:31:59Wishing Aussie @torgorman all the very best of Seal luck on her Solo-Channel swim attempt today. She is more than ready. Good luck Tori!
- — MS Australia (@MS_Australia)Fri, Jul 20 2012 05:26:34
- From one champion to another
- Without further ado, it was time to jump in and do it!
- — Tori Gorman (@torgorman)Fri, Jul 20 2012 05:21:27So excited, hardly slept, overwhelmed with Twitter love, it's almost enough to make me do this again! Time to do this! #englishchannel
- — Tori Gorman (@torgorman)Fri, Jul 20 2012 06:31:39Loading boat, ready to go! Handing over Tweets to my sister from now! Pumped, amped, psyched, my #englishchannel swim day is finally here!
- Social media management was handed over to Bel (Tori's sister)
- We all settled in for the long haul
- — Lucy Hawthorne (@curlybeachmama)Fri, Jul 20 2012 14:59:02@torgorman have a really funny pic in my head of this nutter Aussie swimming past ferries singing "I got chills, they're multiplying" ;)
- — Tara Diversi (@TaraDiversi)Fri, Jul 20 2012 16:54:47Woohoo - go girl! RT"@torgorman: Coming up to 8 hr mark and Tor is still posing for the cameras! Plenty of spark in this girl still!
- Who needs Wimbledon or the Tour de France, when #tourdetori is on Twitter?
Tour de Tori - conquering the English Channel
After 2 years of training and more than $53k raised for Multiple Sclerosis, @torgorman set off from Dover bound for France. The delights of modern technology allowed her fan base to track her 14 hour 12 minute crossing, stroke by stroke. Nothing great is easy. Here's the highlights.