A pair of young swimmers from Corby organised a huge fundraising swimathon-style event and helped raise hundreds of pounds for the Sport Relief charity.
Lauren Carter, 17, and Tyler Mair, 15, both members and squad coaches of Corby Amateur Swimming Club, hosted the event on Sunday, March 20, for members of their swimming club to take part in.
Swimmers ranging in age from eight to 45 leapt into the pool and took part in a huge two-hour joint swim across six lanes at Corby International Pool.
Swimmers were each given a 10-minute slot in which they had to complete as many lengths as possible.
Louis Mitchell completed the most lengths on the day, with 33.
Lauren said: “Across three lanes in the 20m pool, the younger swimmers of the club competed in small teams over a 20-minute slot to try and cover as many lengths as they could.
“The most amount of lengths covered in this pool was 16 by Rhiannon Dunkley.
“As a club we created a target for the amount of metres we would like to cover – as we are competitive after all – of 40,000m.
“But incredibly, the 66 swimmers involved smashed this target by completing 47,515m.”
Lauren said the club is hoping to raise £1,000 for Sport Relief and sponsorship collected on the day totalled most of that.
The club is still collecting sponsorship and anyone who would like to sponsor the club’s swimmers should search for Corby Amateur Swimming Club at www.facebook.com and follow the links to their sponsorship page.