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Record-breaking Swimarathon success celebrated

Record-breaking Swimarathon success celebrated

Monday 08 November 2021

Record-breaking Swimarathon success celebrated

Monday 08 November 2021


Citizens Advice Guernsey and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation are the main beneficiaries of this year's record-breaking Skipton Swimarathon.

The event, which is the largest community fundraising event in the island, saw 2,500 swimmers raise more than £80,000 for local good causes.

Organisers handed out platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards to corporate groups and clubs that supported the event, which is in its 45th year.

The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation will use the donation from the Swimarathon to fund a year's upkeep of one of its flats next to Southampton Hospital, which is available to families from the Bailiwick with children receiving treatment at the hospital.

Citizens Advice Guernsey will put the money towards supporting the development of a new IT system, including a telephony suite, to allow volunteers to improve services to a growing number of clients. 

“The corporate award scheme inspires local companies to get involved with the fundraising event,” said Skipton’s Commercial Manager, Aaron Walden.

“The ethos of the event is all about community and doing your part and it is the one event in Guernsey’s calendar that can involve the whole island. We are thrilled to have honoured all these recipients today and thank them wholeheartedly for their efforts.”

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Pictured: 2,500 people took part in this year’s Skipton Swimarathon, raising a record-breaking amount of money.

The Swimarathon was first run in 1977 under the chairmanship of the late Jurat Harry Bisson. It is organised by the Lions Club of Guernsey and the Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by Skipton. The event is mainly held at Beau Sejour with students at Baubigny Schools swimming in their own school pool. 

This year's top fundraisers - NLG and St Sampson's High School - received a platinum prize after raising more than £2,500 each. 

This is the full list of award winners: 

Platinum

Melrose School

GROW

St Sampson’s High School

Outreach Stars

Richard Coomer

RG Falla

Karl Enticott

NLG

Skipton International

Gold

Notre Dame School

5th Guernsey Beavers

Beau Sejour Swim School

Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled

Silver

Specsavers

Blanchelande College

Elizabeth College Junior School

Aon

Citizens Advice Guernsey

GVS

Bronze 

St Martin's School

Grammar School

Hautes Capelles School

La Mare de Carteret Primary School

La Mare de Carteret High School

Le Murier School

Cobo Sharks

Otterborne Equestrian Centre

Guernsey Disability Swimming

Preemie Strong

Guernsey Sea Adventurers

Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation

Alternative Solutions

Elizabeth College

Equiom Ducks

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