We are extremely excited to announce our intention of completing a world record attempt swim of Windermere next month.
The attempt will start on the 2nd of September 2019, with the team consisting of six SwimYourSwim members, Barry Jones, Chris Greenwood, Fiona Woods, Jane Mintoft, Tracy Mistry and Angela Davison.
All are accomplished swimmers with a combined history of long distance swims, Channel relays, Ice Miles and two way Windermere swims between them. They will be supported by a fantastic waterside crew and will be completing the four day attempt on an amazing luxury Yacht supplied by VIP Lake tours
The current record is 12 lengths, a total of 126 miles held by swimmers Thomas Noblett, Liane Llewellyn, Keith Bartolo, Michelle Lefton, Michelle Sharples and Dee Llewellyn who completed their swim and have held the record since 2011.
The team are raising money for Bluebell Wood Hospice which is a charity very close to our hearts, this is their story –
Your support helps us care for children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston.
We believe that every family deserves to make magical memories with their child, whether they have years, months, weeks or days together.
Bluebell Wood is a home from home for families facing the toughest of times, with a comfy lounge and beautiful gardens. We’re always cooking up mouth-watering meals and tasty treats in the kitchen for families. There’s also plenty of fun activities for children to try, including soft play, arts and crafts, music therapy and much more.
While they’re staying with us, children have one of our eight bedrooms. If their family is staying too, then parents have their own room.
Every day, we need to raise £11,000 to keep our doors open, and only around 10% of our funding is from the government. Everything else is paid for by the wonderful work that you do; whether you run, bake or even Brave the Shave.
We look forward to sharing our updates with you and you can watch their journey unfold via the swimyourswim tracker when it goes live at 08.00 on the 2nd of September.
If you would like to support the team with any corporate sponsorship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org