The Mayor of Durham, Councillor Jan Blakey, with President Fari waiting for things to get underway.
The Rotary Triers and the Trinity School Team ready for the water ... with the Mayor and the President in the background.
Two members of the Trinity School team ready for the off ...
... And they are off - the Mayor blows the whistle to start the first group of swimmers.
President Fari taking it easy.
Rtn. Mike Costello - who we have to thank for organizing the event.
Rtn. Stewart Atkin makes it look so easy.
President Elect Pauline Crow looking very happy!
A powerful High School swimmer ...
... and another.
The Down's Syndrome squad make their presence felt!
Down's Syndrome organizer Ros providing encouragement to her swimmers in the rather fine surroundings of Freeman's Quay ...
... And continues to coax her teams. They always enjoy themselves!
Our EIGHTH Swimathon - a joint venture between Durham County Council and the Club.
Our Annual Swimathon in Freeman's Quay, Durham on
Saturday November 21st 2015
Our Headline Charities this year were:-
And the Mayor of Durham's chosen charity:-
Durham Trinity School & Sports College
Another enjoyable event - twenty teams swam to support their chosen good cause:-
St. Leonard's School - five teams;
Framwellgate School - three teams;
Durham High School - two teams;
Down's Syndrome North East - five teams;
Josie's Dragonfly Trust;
"Dippers & Divers";
"Odds & Bods";
- and, of course, our own Club team - The Rotary Triers.
We thank them all - and the staff at Freeman's Quay.