September 4, 2011
swimmers ready for Burnham's Stert Island Swim today
swimmers will dash into the sea at the start of Burnham-On-Sea's
annual Stert Island Swim today (Sunday, September 4th).
unique 2,400m race
will start earlier than normal at 11.30am in time for the high
participants will swim from Burnham's each to Stert Island and
back in front of crowds of spectators lining The Esplanade.
Sara Dykes from West Country Triathletes told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Everything is in place for another good event. We have had
a few last late entries to bring it up to the full entry of swimmers.
We're just hoping for good weather."
event is being supported by the Town Council, BARB, the RNLI,
Natural England, Taunton Canoe Club and St John Ambulance Service.
Country Tri-Athletes took over the organisation of the annual
summer event in 2008 after Sedgemoor District Council said it
could no longer afford to run it.
guide to the Stert Island Swim