Report on the Lyme Regis Open Water Swim 2017

Lyme Regis open water 2017


Chard & District Swimming Club success at Lyme Regis RNLI sea-swim

Chard & District Swimming Club had a great turnout of local swimmers and holiday members in the recent RNLI Lifeboat Week sea challenge swim in Lyme Regis, swimming from Cobb Gate to North Wall, a distance of approximately 450 metres. Members taking part ranged in ages from as young as 6 to 13 in the junior swim, and from 15 to 50 plus in the adult category.

Millie Downes 13, was first girl in the junior swim, and Jimmy Brett, also 13, was first boy. Others taking part in the junior swim included Phoebe & Saffron Clark 13, Alice Clark 11, Henry Birchall 10, William Birchall 8, Ellie Birchall 6, Jack Pellow 12, Isabella Pellow 10, Emily Yates 12. In the adult swim, coach Malcolm Greenslade came in first, with others finishing in the top few including Paul Harrison, 18, Simon Davis 15, Ollie Thorogood 21 and Flo Swan, 18, and other members taking part were Hope Horsfield 18, and Lauren Harrison, 20.

Congratulations to all those taking part and supporting the RNLI, some in their first open water event.