On 11th November something very special is going to happen in Derwentwater, called: SWIM TO REMEMBER. At 11am 111 of us (mad swimmers!) are going to wade into the lake and swim 1km around the island to commemorate exactly 100 years since the end of WW1. All the swimmers will be wearing special poppy swim caps; so we're hoping to get amazing and very poignant drone/other photos of the event (and get some of the local media there). As we swim a bugler will play and we'll be say...ing some prayers out of respect to the injured/fallen. The whole event is part of the WE REMEMBER THEM 1918-2018 campaign to raise money for the Royal British Legion and HorseBack UK
It's being organised by the wonderful Swim on the Wild Side. We are very grateful to them - and everyone else who have volunteered to bring this special event to life (including the lovely ferry people who are delaying their launch so we can get into the water!).
But... WE NEED A FEW MORE SAFETY KAYAKERS! Could you help us - or do you know someone who could?! Please send me a DM if you can and share this post.
And if you'd like to join us for the swim please keep an eye on our website: www.werememberthem.org.uk
WOW! Strongman swimming is a new one on me! Anyone at COSSS Masters fancy this one night at Ponds? The tree might get in the way though
WANT SOMETHING FUN TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?! I can come to your club & do a 2 hour poolside or shallow end photo shoot. Need 16-20 swimmers/divers. They get 3 photos each & your club gets to use them for publicity, programmes etc. Interested? Please send me a DM.
Well that was a first at Kingston ASC last weekend... A DANCER wanting photos in amongst all the swimmers lining up for their splash shots. Good for her - she knew what she wanted and nothing was going to stop her getting her photos, swim club or no swim club!
Hundred hundreds relay/solo swim photo album now up!
100 x 100m relay/solo swim event at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre for the We Remember Them 1918-2018 campaign. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS!!! Especially open water and ice miler legend Wendy Figures for organising it.