Bexhill swimmers make a splash for Sport Relief

A team of Bexhill swimmers, who took part in the World’s Biggest Swim, raised over £1100 for Sport Relief.

The charity swim at Bexhill Leisure Pool (operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Rother District Council) took place March 21-23, and raised a grand total of £1,153 for Sport Relief.

Bexhill Leisure Pool Manager Paul Wilson said this was an incredible feat from the team of swimmers who took to the water, adding: “There was a great atmosphere with plenty of supporters cheering the swimmers from the poolside.”

Thirteen local swimmers joined in this year’s event at Bexhill Leisure Pool and chose to take part in 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, individually or as part of team.

Paul added: “I would like to congratulate all the swimmers who trained so hard to complete their challenge. They should be very proud of their achievements and I’m delighted that the Bexhill swimming community raised so much money for such an important charity.”

The Sport Relief charity team up with Swimathon and each year around 23,000 people across the UK take part in the world’s biggest charity swim event, which over the past 27 years has raised over £40m for good causes.

Twelve other Freedom Leisure Centres also took part raising £35,622.56 among them. Richard Bagwell, Freedom Leisure Group Sports Development Manager said: “Now that the money is in, I can honestly say that every person and every length counted: to raise £35,622 in one weekend for charity is a terrific achievement.”

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