In Photos: 77 compete in Burnham-On-Sea's Stert Island Swim
Crowds lined Burnham-On-Sea's seafront to watch 77 swimmers
take part in the town's annual Stert Island Swim on Sunday (August
The 2km sea swim was won by Bristol swimmer Michal Kotlewski
in a fast time of 24 minutes and 14 seconds.
right, a lifeguard, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm
delighted to have won - I've trained specially for this event
over several months. They were great conditions for the swim."
Burnham's Mayor, Michael Clarke, officially started the event
from the north side of the jetty after the location was changed
due to rocks emerging from part of the sands on the south side.
Celia Miall from West Country Triathletes, which oversees the
annual race, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a very successful
event - we had a good turnout of spectators and swimmers and good
swimming conditions. Thanks goes to everyone for their help."
Co-organiser Martin Rogers added: "The new course worked
well - it's better for the swimmers who get out into the estuary
quicker and there are fewer clashes. We thank the Town Council
for all their help in helping to finance the event."
event was held in memory of a regular swimmer, Martin Lee, who
has sadly passed away since last year's event - as we