This was another magnificant open water swimming event at Brownsea Island this year with lots of competitors and extremely well organised. RLSS Poole Lifeguard organise the annual event and encourage swimmers to use their swim to raise sponsorship funds for charities of their own choosing. As a result this year a staggering £23,124 was pledged to a whole host of local and national charities.
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Swimmers catch the boat from Sandbanks to Brownsea.
Team bonding (below)
Briefing below. This was so well delivered the Brownsea peacocks (two photos below) wanted to get in on the action
and the Oyster Catchers...
Back to the swim. Wetsuits on and final preparations before the water start.
This is for real! (below)
Guy Giles (below centre) comes in first and is still fresh for his photo in the wetsit category. Oliver Wilkinson (below left), first place non wetsuit. Katie Nimmo (below right), first ladies wetsuit
Sarah Wylie (below) winner non wetsuit
More swimmers at the finish below.
Marc Newman comes 2nd in category (below). He swam the channel thirty years ago for the first time and will be swimming it again at the end of the month, this time a longer route! Read more here
Simon Harmer completes his swim in a very respectable time. He is a great inspiration to all. Read more on his facebook page 'Blown Away' here
Relief below and big hug (two below)
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And it's goodbye from the organiser till next year.
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