SNC Channelling Positivity
SNC Channelling Positivity is a 2-person open water swimming relay from the United Kingdom. Justine Drury and Kate Vines successfully completed the English Channel on 25 July 2011 in 9 hours 58 minutes, the fastest 2-person team of the year. The duo raised nearly £13,000 for the South Nottingham College and Teenage Cancer Trust and received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2011 Nottingham City Council's City Sports Awards and the Channel Swimming Association Special Award for their efforts.
In October 2010 Drury and Vines started a rigorous and dedicated training regime with early morning daily swims at Virgin Active Nottingham under the watchful eye of a fitness trainer and local triathlete Nick Dunn. The Channelling Positivity Foundation offers a campaign aimed at inspire young people and communities to lead positive lives by taking on physical challenges. Justine and Kate worked closely with Portland Swimming Club to launch their Swim the Channel event where swimmers aged between 8 and 18 swam as many lengths as they could in a training session to see how many times the club could cross the channel. They raised over £2000 by doing this.
Drury is a full-time working mother who teaches physical education two days a week at The National Church of England Academy in Hucknall. She also runs her own training and education business called Tiger Solutions.
Vines is a Graphic Designer at Paper Rose Ltd, designing greeting cards. She also help coach at the Calverton & Bingham Swimming Club.