Community & Vocational Service/ Charity Swimathon 2017
Sun 16th July 2017 at 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North East
’Type 1 Kidz’ –supporting children and young people in the area who live with type 1 diabetes. See www.type1kidz.com (‘Type 1 Kidz’ is a project of Investing in Children – a Community Interest Company registered in England & Wales no: 8428687)
Charitable Causes supported through The Rotary Club of Washington Forge (www.washingtonforgerotary.org.uk)
Charities/causes chosen by the participating teams(this can be to support their own organisation/club or either of the above if they wished)
18 teams of between four and six swimmers were allocated a swimming lane for 30 minutes. It was fun and friendly with participants enjoying their swim and completing the number of lengths they were comfortable with - all in the knowledge that money was being raised for very worthwhile causes.
Teams taking part this year were:
'The First Breakers'
Rainbow Youth Theatre (2 teams)
Type 1 Kidz (2 teams)
Ron's Rescue Team
The Telfer/Twist Team
The Mermaid Men
Fatfield Musical Stage Society (3 teams)
The Forge Freestylers
8th Glebe Brownies
Washington Aquatics Swimming Club (3 teams)
No. of swimmers: 75
Total lengths swam: 2363
Highest individual number of lengths: 70
Well done to everyone for their fantastic efforts
We acknowledge and very much appreciate the support from staff and management at the Everyone Active - Washington Leisure Centre for alllowing us to use their facilities.