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Swimmers Take Part In Record Breaking Swimarathon

The 44th annual Skipton Swimarathon has broken all of its previous records.

More than 2,600 swimmers took part in the event raising a total of £65,000. People joined from schools, corporations and families across the Bailiwick. 

The people who took part swam a total distance of more than 700km - this is the equivalent of swimming to Poole and back three times over!

The previous record for funds was £60,000. All the money raised this time round will be split between the Guernsey Alzheimers Association and various other chosen charities.

Nick Guillemette, Chairman of the Skipton Swimarathon Committee, said:

“I am totally blown away by what a success this year has been. There is no doubt that this year’s Swimarathon would not have been possible without the expertise, guidance and support from Dr. Brink MBE and her team. This pandemic has forced many local charities to cancel their fundraising events so we have been very fortunate to have been able to host this event and to raise much needed funds for our main beneficiary, the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, and those charities chosen by our two participating clubs, The Guernsey Lions and Guernsey Round Table.

“I believe we have achieved a positive outcome out of what has been for many an extremely hard and challenging time. Our thanks go out to Guernsey public for their wonderful support and generosity.”

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