Although many people are happy to complete the gruelling 20km Rottnest Channel Swim once, mother-of-four Kim Annear is preparing for her second attempt - for a special reason.
After finishing last year's swim in just over five hours, Ms Annear wants to raise $20,000 for Cure for Life in memory of former _West Australian _ journalist Daniel Jordan.
The son of _The West _'s wine editor Ray Jordan lost his 16-year battle with cancer in Sep- tember.
Ms Annear said she would remember Daniel as a constant optimist when taking the plunge on February 23.
"He was just such a positive person - he never whinged about anything ever," she said.
"I wasn't going to do it again, but the effort is nothing compared to what Daniel went through."
She raised more than $24,000 for cancer research during last year's swim.
Yesterday, Ms Annear was at Cottesloe beach with Daniel's brother Jack to prepare for her fundraiser.To support Ms Annear's appeal go to www.everydayhero.com .