Hundreds take on swimathon challenge

MORE than 500 swimmers aged from three to 80 made a big splash for charity at the Portishead Annual Swimathon.

A total of 86 teams entered the event organised by the Rotary Club of Portishead at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

The event, opened by BBC weather girl Jemma Cooper, saw teams from businesses, schools and community groups swim in relay for 35 minutes each, achieving as many lengths as possible in that time.

The main charity to benefit this year will be Children’s Hospice South West but local projects and schools will also benefit.

Rotary member Miles Williams said: “The Rotary Club of Portishead would like to thank all the swimmers and their sponsors for their help in making this annual event a continuing success.”

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