Pictures: Sidmouth Swimathon a super success

PUBLISHED: 15:45 14 October 2016

Sidmouth Swimathon 2016 in aid of the Sid Valley Memory Café Admiral Nurse Appeal. The Sidmouth Victoria Hospital team. Ref shs swimathon-7. Picture: Mike Deary.

Sidmouth Swimathon 2016 in aid of the Sid Valley Memory Café Admiral Nurse Appeal. The Sidmouth Victoria Hospital team. Ref shs swimathon-7. Picture: Mike Deary.

Picture: Mike Deary.

Teams clock up a total of 2,308 lengths

Teams made a big splash for a trio of Sid Valley charities at Sidmouth’s annual Swimathon last Saturday.

Participants clocked up 2,308 lengths of the town’s pool - equivalent in distance to driving to Paignton.

Organiser the Rotary Club of Sidmouth will split the final total between the Admiral Nurse Campaign, Sidmouth Town Band and Sidmouth Hospiscare.

Rotarian Nigel Sharp said: “It’s a wonderful event and it’s lovely to see so many children swimming. The ages were right across the spectrum and everyone taking part really enjoys it. It’s a well-oiled machine.”

The Sid Valley Sharks team, Noah’s Sharks, swam the most lenghts in their allotted hour - 188.

St Johns School’s Elite team and Sidbury Cricket Club’s Almost Baywatch swam 172 and 156 lengths respectively.

New teams this year included those from Otter Nurseries and Sidmouth Victoria Hospital.

For details on how to hand over sponsorship money, contact Nigel on 01395 513168.


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