The story of Tom Gregory, the youngest person to swim the English Channel, mentored and driven by an extraordinary local coach. Hear Tom’s story that has never been told until now.

Tom is coming to CreativeMornings/London to tell his story for the first time. Written with rare charm, enriched by a vividly-remembered, child’s-eye view of the world, Tom Gregory’s book is an inspirational tale of love, courage and opportunity which leaves a lingering question in the mind about the constraints of modern childhood: is there something in this tale that we have lost?

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This is the first time in history that Tom Gregory tells his story on stage! You will also be the first community worldwide to have to opportunity to see and buy his much-awaited book, a week before it’s available in any bookshop. <3

On 6 September 1988, aged 11, Tom Gregory became and will forever remain the youngest person to swim the English Channel, mentored and driven on by an extraordinary local coach. Tom’s full story has never been told, until now.

Tom is coming to CreativeMornings/London to tell his story in a fascinating book that is about to be published. You will be the first community in the world to be able to see and purchase the book, ten days before it hits the local bookshops! How exciting! Written with rare charm, enriched by a vividly-remembered, child’s-eye view of the world, Tom Gregory’s story is an inspirational tale of love, courage and opportunity which leaves a lingering question in the mind about the constraints of modern childhood: is there something in this tale that we have lost?

Tom, now 44, went on to university and then Sandhurst, becoming an officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now works for accountancy firm Deloitte, living in Surrey with his wife and daughter. This is his first book.

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