swimmers splash for cash at Brean's annual Swimarathon
£2,000 is expected to have been raised for local charities
after dozens of people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area took
part in a sponsored swim in Brean on Sunday (February 7th).
fifth annual Swimarathon, run by Burnham Rotary Club, saw ten
teams swimming lengths of Brean Splash pool.
swimmers took part, achieving a total between them of 2,540 lengths
of the pool, which equates to some 64km - roughly the distance
from Burnham to Exeter.
teams final sponsorship totals have not yet been calculated
but are believed to be in excess of £2000.
Rotarian Terry Spragg, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This has
once again been a most successful Swimarathon. The Club is grateful
to the owners and staff of Brean Splash for their hospitality
and facilities, to the sponsors of the medals awarded to participants
and to everyone else who worked so hard to make this event a success."
Rotary Club's President Ashley Edwards added: "We were delighted
with the number of swimmers taking part this year. "A great
time was had by everyone, with lots of enthusiasm on show, and
a good sum has been raised for charity."
those taking part were Burnham Inner Wheel, Brent Knoll School,
Brent Knoll Girl Guides, Berrow Guides, Burnham RNLI, Monarchs
Gymnastics Group and Brean Splash. The event is set to return
in early February in 2017.