Guernsey FC help make Swimarathon go swimmingly
Thursday 3rd October 2013, 10:23AM BST.
PEOPLE took the plunge last night as the Skipton Swimarathon returned.
Now in its 37th year, the relay swimming event will run until Sunday and, according to chairman Steve Hogg, it is set to be a splashing success.
‘There are 155 teams taking part here at Beau Sejour and 40 more school teams at Baubigny schools and Grammar. We should raise between £40,000 and £45,000.’
It is the first year Mr Hogg has been chairman and he had a secret to reveal to the rest of the team – but one which he has turned to the event’s advantage. ‘I had to tell them I could not swim. So I took it on as a personal challenge to take part. I and six others who could not swim are going to over the weekend.’
The Saumarez Park Playground appeal is the main beneficiary this year, with at least £25,000 being donated.