Dozens of swimmers raise charity cash at Brean 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 5th).
sixth annual Swimarathon, run by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club, saw
several local teams swimming lengths of the Brean Splash pool.
teams' final sponsorship tally has not yet been calculated but is
expected to be around £2,000.
those taking part were Burnham's Zone Youth Club, Brent Knoll School,
Sensational Kids, Brean Splash and Burnham's Abbeyfield.
ladies of Burnham's Inner Wheel also made a splash for local charities
by taking part in Sunday's event at Brean Splash.
for Burnham-On-Sea based charity Sensational Kids, below, also took
part in Sunday's Swimarathon.
year's Swimarathon was dedicated to the late Jim Tancock, Past President
of the Club who created the event, and who sadly passed away last
year. A plaque was unveiled in Jim's memory, pictured below, and
his wife Janet said she was "deeply touched" by the memorial.
Newbery, President of Burnham Rotary Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been another very successful Swimarathon. The Club is
grateful to the owners and staff of Brean Splash for their hospitality
and facilities, and to all who supported it and took part."
children from Burnham's Zone Youth Club, pictured above,
a total of 226 lengths in 40 minutes and raised a fantastic £140
towards funding their club. The event was sponsored by Acorn Solicitors
who paid the team's entry fee.