What A Weekend ….

SwimYourSwim were very busy this weekend with swimmers and volunteers all over the country taking part in events and helping others achieve their goals. We are extremely proud of everyone that has helped this weekend, especially those that stayed behind at Hatfield and ensuring the safety of record numbers of swimmers at Thrybergh whilst the rest of us went off and hand fun, your turn next guys!.

Here’s what we were up to……

Swimyourswim relay team The Krazey Krackens set off from Dover at 09.13am on Sunday following on from The Channel Chatterboxes to attempt the English channel crossing.  Sadly the attempt was stopped within two hours of France due to a rule infringement in the change over. This is obviously devastating for all involved, we are planning a second attempt to ensure a successful outcome and we are all VERY PROUD of how they swam and trained for such a gruelling adventure. Well done everyone. Watch this space!.

Our very own Paul Holmes has had an extremely busy weekend with a first aid course, safety at Hatfield on Saturday and then onto the 24hr swim at Hathersage with some amazing team mates, before volunteering at the Super Heroes day at Thrybergh on Sunday. Special thanks to Mike Bullivant, Donna and Stuart Livingstone & Jane Mintoft for their help, they kept the boat running for family boat rides, which was a huge success with lots of happy smiling faces. Thank you guys.

Lots of our swimmers were competing this weekend, many at Hatfield Triathlon so congratulations to them as well, we’ve watched all your hard work and from the posts we’ve seen it’s paying off.

As for Ray and myself ( Ray doubling up as my carer for the weekend ) we had the privilege of helping 57 swimmers swim safely across the solent. They were raising money for the Samaritans on the Isle of Wight and with near perfect conditions, we are pleased to report that they all achieved their goals successfully and in style.

Back to today ….. Our third Swimyourswim team the SYS Seawhawks are, at the time of writing, just about to enter the separation zone in the middle of the Channel. They are all in good spirits and swimming extremely well, you can follow their progress on the Louise Jane with Andy King via the  CSA tracker by clicking Here 




Lastly a bon voyage to Raymondo, the man who put the Ray in Hooray, he’s off to establish our forward operating base on the South Coast and we will miss him massively. Good luck in the next chapter of your life Ray and we’ll see you in Coniston next month.