Sunday, 20 June 2021

Lions ‘swimarathon’ raises £4,430 for charities

MORE than 130 swimmers took part in the 2014 Henley Lions Swimarathon and raised £4,430.18.

They swam more than 2,000 lengths of the 20m pool at LA Fitness in Newtown Road on Saturday.

The 21 teams included pupils from St Mary’s School and Nettlebed, Trinity and Valley Road primaries as well as teams from Mencap and Shiplake scouts and guides.

A team of teachers from Trinity clocked up more than 100 lengths.

Liz Brent, who organised the event with fellow Lions member Chris Adam, said: “It was great fun with lots of laughter and everyone enjoying themselves and encouraging each other. We’ve been doing it for many years now and most of the schools take part. We had 136 kids this year, which is about the same as last year, so it’s still a very popular event.”

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