Sidmouth Swimathon success

Sidmouth Swimathon 2016 in aid of the Sid Valley Memory Café Admiral Nurse Appeal. The Sid Valley Me

Sidmouth Swimathon 2016 in aid of the Sid Valley Memory Café Admiral Nurse Appeal. The Sid Valley Memory Café. Ref shs swimathon-6. Picture: Mike Deary. - Credit: Archant

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


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

New teams this year included Otter Nurseries.

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Those returning sponsorship can drop donations to Alan Maynard at 1 Seaton Burn, Boughmore Lane, Sidmouth EX10 8SJ, or Nigel Sharp at 31 Drakes Avenue, Sidford, EX10 9JT.

Cheques should be made out to Rotary Club of Sidmouth Trust Account.

Teams can also set up a BT My Donate page and select Sidmouth Rotary Club, charity account 1042543, or Rotary Club of Sidmouth Trust Fund.

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