Spots remaining for Sidmouth’s annual Swimathon

Steve Gunnell (left) of Sidmouth Rotary with this years swimathon beneficiaries Adrian Ford (admiral

Steve Gunnell (left) of Sidmouth Rotary with this years swimathon beneficiaries Adrian Ford (admiral nurse),Gill Ryall (sidmouth hospiscare) and John Townsend (friends of sidholme). Ref shs 18 17TI 2168. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

It is only three weeks until organisations around the Sid Valley make a splash at this year’s Swimathon.

The Rotary Club of Sidmouth has seen a rise in new teams signing up including the Care Quality Commission, the Friends of Sidholme, Sidmouth Gospel Choir and Sid Vale Probus Club.

Rotarian Nigel Sharp, who has organised the event, said there are four spaces left for anyone who would like to enter the event on October 7.

Teams will have one hour to swim as many lengths as possible between 4pm and 8pm in Sidmouth Swimming Pool.

The Friends of Sidholme are among the trio of beneficiaries this year, with proceeds from the event being donated to give free musical workshops for young people.


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The money will also be split between Sidmouth Hospiscare and the Admiral Nurse campaign.

Last year’s event raised £7,500 for Sid Valley causes.

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If you would like to join contact organiser Nigel Sharp on 01395 513168 or email ns5@btinternet.com.

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