PUBLISHED: 11:01 19 October 2015
Swimmers young and old went the extra mile to raise money for the Admiral Nurse Campaign in this year's Swimathon.
Sidmouth Swimathon 2015
Sidmouth Running Club
The Beacon Babes, swimming from the new health centre
Sidmouth Garden Day
The Gig Club men's team
The Sidmouth Herald Sharks
The Gig Club ladies team
The Memory Marvels, swimming for the Sidmouth Memory Cafe
Mary's Mermaid, swimming for the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Precious Blood
Team Over-Exposed, swimming for Kyle Baker Photography.
The Rotary Club of Sidmouth
Members of the Sid Valley Rotary Club
Sidmouth Cricket Club
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club
Waitrose staff make up the team Never Knowlingly Beaten
The Wimmers and Sloosers from All Saints Church fielded two teams
Participants clocked-up 2,316 lengths in five hours, the equivalent of swimming the River Sid more than five times.
Sidmouth Rotary Club said thank-you to some 200 participants, aged from six to those in their 80s, for their efforts.
Organiser Steve Gunnell said: “Sidmouth Rotary Club would like thank all those who entered and sponsored the Swimathon.
“We would also like to thank LED Leisure for letting us use the pool. It has been a really great effort by all these people, it is quite extraordinary.”
Some 21 teams took to Sidmouth Swimming Pool on Saturday to complete as many lengths as they could in one hour.
Newcomers Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club set a new record with 174 lengths within the allotted times.
Money raised by the teams will be donated to the Sid Valley Memory Cafe’s Admiral Nurse Campaign to bring a specialist dementia nurse to the area.
The full list of participants included:Catholic Church team, Sidmouth Herald, Sid Valley Health Practice,
Kyle Baker Photography, Memory Cafe team, Parish Church team, Sidmouth Gig Club men, Sidmouth Gig Club ladies, Sidmouth Garden Centre, Sidmouth Running Club, Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club, Sidmouth Golf Club, Sidmouth Cricket Club, Sid Valley Rotary Club,
St John’s School seniors, St John’s School juniors, Sidbury Cricket Club, Sidmouth Rotary Club, Waitrose and All Saints Church. Sponsorship money should be returned to 1 Waterpark Court, Gorseway, Convent Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RJ. Cheques can be made payable to the Sidmouth Rotary Club Trust.