Hundreds of swimmers took part in this year's Mollie Young Memorial Rotary Swimathon to raise money for charity.

The event was held on March 23 at the Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.

It saw 350 participants swim collectively over 63 miles, which is equivalent to 4069 lengths of the swimming pool.

Before the start of the second session, rotarian Brian Knox-Little praised the late Mollie Young for her longstanding dedication to the charity endeavour.

Her family was present at the event to celebrate her memory.

Ms Young had orchestrated the event for many years before her passing last July.

North Somerset Times: The event was held on March 23 at the Parish Wharf Leisure Centre

Dating back to 1995, the Swimathons have fundraised a substantial £260,000 due to the efforts and contributions of thousands of swimmers spanning almost three decades.

Participants of all skill levels and ages, many representing schools, youth groups, and adult clubs, assembled for the charity event.

The most recent Swimathon witnessed Clevedon Swimming club make a stellar performance, recording a Swimathon record of an impressive 154 lengths within 35 minutes.

Funds raised at this year's event will be given to numerous causes, including the Jessie May Trust Children's Hospice at Home and Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Local schools, youth groups, and other good causes will also benefit.