Leah Chowdhry became one of the first, recorded, young British Asian women to swim the English Channel at 26 years old. With help from family, friends and generous donations she raised over £175,000 for the British Asian Trust. Leah completed the 30-mile swim in just under 15 hours despite obstacles like jellyfish, ship tankers and seasickness. She has previously completed the London Marathon, along with these incredible achievements, Leah is a graduate with a BSc in Childhood Studies and worked for EY and managing a children’s nursery before setting up her venture Pop Up, Party & Play.
105: Challenge Yourself to Change the World - Leah Chowdhry, 1st British Asian woman to swim the channel, CEO Pop Up Party and Play
April 20th, 2020 | Season 6 | 53 mins 44 secs
english channel swimmer, entrepreneur, mobile childcare
Leah Chowdhry, the first British Asian women to swim the English Channel, joins the podcast as she shares her journey towards completing such an amazing feat.
Leah also opens up on what inspired and continues to inspire her to help children, particularly vulnerable children. Her drive towards child development allowed her to start Pop Up, Party and Play, an accessible mobile childcare service.