11:00AM, Monday 13 October 2014
Swimmers came out in their droves to support the 18th Windsor Lions Annual Swimathon yesterday, which raised more than £14,000 for various charities.
The event, which took place at Windsor Leisure Centre, in Stovell Road, saw more than 400 swimmers take part.
Teams of up to eight swimmers took it in turns to swim laps of the pool for 55 minutes. Each lap equated to two lengths.
The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Richard Kellaway, and Mayoress Mary-Lou Kellaway attended the event in the morning to cheer on their team.
Mike Sells, event organiser and member of the Lions Club of Windsor, said: "It's been a great club event and the atmosphere was really good with lots of support coming out to cheer the swimmers on.
"Everybody at the club is very happy to support the event and it feels good to help people to raise money for their own chosen organisation."
Each swimmer collected sponsorship for their individual effort in the swimathon and all proceeds will be given to the charity they have chosen to represent.
The Lions Club of Windsor is an informal charity club of 30 members which aims to raise money through events.
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