I'm one of four Challengers - meet Amy, David and Alex - who will be on this 6 week journey with me where I will build confidence, endurance and improve my technique.
In preparation for our challenge, we headed over to University of Bath for our pre challenge fitness testing. They were thorough; everything from VO2 max, to resting blood samples. The data produced will allow me to see my progress from here onwards as I undertake the challenge.
Since I have learnt to swim, I've seen how swimming can support my fitness goals. It's one of the most effective forms of exercise; being low impact also means I can jump in the pool on the days I can't take a heavy gym training session. Anyway, 30 minutes of swimming is supposed to provide the same benefits as one hour of training on land.
For the six weeks, I'll be having weekly lessons with Speedo Swim Coach Dan Bullock, plus sessions on my own working on swimming fitness and technique... oh and a side of banter with my challenge mates!
You can follow my journey here on the blog, via Instagram or Twitter (check out the #getspeedofit hashtag) and also in Women's Health UK magazine (the June issue is on shelves now!).
If you fancy taking on the challenge with me, head over to the hub where you can find all the resources that you will ever need - www.getspeedofit.co.uk
Lets #getspeedofit together!