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Still time to sign up for Swimarathon

Still time to sign up for Swimarathon

Thursday 28 September 2023

Still time to sign up for Swimarathon

Thursday 28 September 2023


If you want to make a splash for charity there is still a chance to sign up for the Skipton Swimarathon.

While lanes are all booked up for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there is still space on the weekend to take part.

The Lions Club and Guernsey Round Table event is at Beau Sejour, with schools also participating in their own pools.

Candice Vermeulen from The Vermeulen Family and Friends team is one of those taking part.

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Pictured: The Vermeulen Family and Friends will be taking part in the Swimarathon.

She  said: “As a family we all love swimming from some being dippers to others competing on a regular basis in the pool.  From two to 62 our team has a broad range of ages and abilities.  The older members of our team all remember taking part in the Swimarathon when we were younger and decided we wanted to take part again.   

“The event is unique as it has the best atmosphere - fun camaraderie whilst raising money for great local causes.  As a group we don’t often get to join together in the pool, so this is the perfect opportunity to do so.  We love the event as everyone can do it, whether its children using rubber rings to complete their length or serious swimmers, it is so inclusive." 

Renee Cotterill will also be swimming.

“I entered for the first-time last year, along with my husband and young children, having only decided to take the plunge one week before the event. Our team Cotterill Unicorn had such fun – the party atmosphere with music playing added to the laughter – and it was such a good example to set for the children, raising money for charity but having fun at the same time.

 “This year I have a few lovely colleagues joining in for the first time – we are Team Apax – and I really hope that they, and their children, will find it inspirational too.”

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Pictured: Team Apax.

The company will be giving £2 for every £1 they raise.

The Youth Commission of Guernsey and Alderney, and Guernsey Mind will be the charities to benefit from the Swimarathon this year.

It is free to enter a team and swimmers can be of any age and any level – you simply book a lane online for a one-hour slot and swim/paddle in relay. 

All teams need to collect their sponsorship money in advance.

To book a lane, visit www.swimarathon.org 

Pictured top: Team Unicorn at the 2022 Skipton Swimarathon.

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