swimmers ready for Burnham's Stert Island Swim on Sunday
swimmers will dash into the sea to compete in Burnham-On-Sea's
annual Stert Island Swim this Sunday (August 9th).
unique 2,400m sea race
will begin at 2.30pm next to the town's jetty as part of Burnham's
annual seafront Rescue
Services Day when scores of demonstrations and displays will
participants in the swim from Burnham to Stert Island and back,
watched by crowds of spectators along The Esplanade.
Celia Miall from West Country Triathletes, which oversees the
event, told Burnham-On-Sea.com there has been lots of interest
in the event again this year.
is in place for another great event. We've had lots of interest
from swimmers and the race is now full and we are not taking any
entries on the day."
event is being held in memory of a regular swimmer, Martin Lee,
who has sadly passed away since last year's event. Martin came
third in the race last year and is pictured here on the left.
annual swim is run by West Country Triathletes and supported by
the RNLI, BARB, the Town Council, English Nature, Taunton Canoe
Club and St John Ambulance.
Country Tri-Athletes took over the organisation of the annual
summer event in February
2008 after Sedgemoor District Council said it could no longer
afford to run it.
to Burnham's Stert Island Swim