The LoneSwimmer himself, Mr. Buckley, succumbed to a moment of pique a while back when confronted with the Lidl ad for togs. He threw down the goggles/gauntlet publicly (or on twitter anyway) and challenged the model to an open water swim. No response from the model.
I was reminded of the LoneSwimmer’s challenge by another togs ad from H2Open:
As the advertising industry is clearly interested in realistic portrayals of open water swimmers, I did a quick trawl of some of Siobhan Russell’s pictures. I’ve pasted below a suitable portfolio of models, all available to pose for togs ads at any time. Just come calling H2Open, Lidl et al – we’ve got what you need to shift togs by the bucket-load.
All enquiries for modelling work for any of our portfolio above should be addressed to Condons’ Cuties Model Agency, Slip Top, Myrtleville, Cork.
Note: Models shown are for illustration only and may not be actual size, but they can all swim in the sea. Quite well, actually.