In pictures: The 20th annual Windsor swimathon

Grace Witherden

Grace Witherden

Hundreds of swimmers fundraised for charities at the Lions Club of Windsor’s annual Swimathon yesterday (Sunday).

This year 42 teams took part, including the Mayor’s team and Old Windsor Brownies. Each team saw swimmers take it in turns to swim laps of the pool for 55 minutes at Windsor Leisure Centre in Clewer Mead.

More than £8,000 was raised on the day, however organisers hope that there is still more money to come in.

Event organiser Mike Sells said: “The event ran like clockwork and it was really successful. We’re hoping that we will manage to raise £10,000 after all the money is in.

“I think it’s so popular because teams can raise money for their own charities or for a particular cause.

“The highlight of it was that it’s our 20th annual swimathon and we’re hoping next years will be bigger and better.”

Next year’s swimathon will be held in autumn 2017.

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