Still not too late to enter Skipton Swimarathon beginning on 6 October 2011

October 3rd, 2011 by Skipton International Ltd

Excitement around this year’s Skipton Swimarathon is gaining momentum.

The organisers are confident that their target of £50,000 will be reached to help with the construction of a new Xtreme Skate Park together with support for Young People Guernsey.

Other funds raised will assist both the Lions Club of Guernsey and The Guernsey Round Table to meet their charitable commitments to the Island over the coming year.

The gala, which takes place on from 6 to 9 October 2011 at the Beau Sejour Leisure centre, is a regular fixture in the Guernsey calendar and has recently been given a new lease of life.

The sponsor, Skipton International, together with organisers Lions Club of Guernsey and Guernsey Round Table have made it easier than ever to stay in touch with events and make donations.

Participants can raise money online through Just Giving, and keep updated with events on Facebook and Twitter.

Island FM will be broadcasting poolside and there will be a fantastic party hosted by DJ Kevin Stewart on Saturday evening for all participants and friends.

There are currently over 150 teams signed up for this year’s Skipton Swimarathon, plus another 30 at the Grammar and St Sampson’s schools, but still places left for many more.

The trophy list includes coveted titles such as the Pepsi Max Trophy for Junior Schools and the Intersport Swimarathon Trophy for Over 16’s.

It’s not just the youngsters who will receive trophies, adults entering through their working professions can also compete to raise the most money against rival firms to win an illustrious award!

Jeff Kitts, Skipton Swimarathon Chairman commented “we’re confident this year’s event will be another great success, but we would always love to have more teams swimming as that will mean more money raised for good causes. Funds donated always make a huge difference, not only to the main benefactors, but also to everyday charitable causes in Guernsey. I’d encourage those signed up to create a Just Giving account, and for those who haven’t already, to get a team together and join us at the Beau Sejour centre. It’s always a great atmosphere and it’s for a great cause. Alternatively, if you would just like to make a donation and not swim, please visit the Swimarathon website

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun, so why not go onto the Swimarathon website – and set up a team with friends or colleagues. Olympic Hopeful Ian Powell will be there to open the event – but don’t worry, you can go at your own pace. The most important thing is having fun and raising money.

Entering the Skipton Swimarathon

Go to the Swimarathon website to enter and remember, teams of four to eight are invited, swimmers can get together as family groups, friends, from clubs, schools and of course company teams are most welcome. You can also stay up-to-date via the Skipton Swimarathon Facebook page.

The Skipton Swimarathon is not an endurance event, we want people to join in and have fun whilst raising money for good causes here in Guernsey, so if you are not a strong swimmer you can still take part, even if you only complete a couple of laps.

This year donations and sponsorships can be made on line via Even if you are not swimming you can still help support the event by making a donation through the lifebuoy link.

The event starts at 6.00pm on Thursday 6 October and runs through until midday on Sunday 9 October 2011.


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