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The 46th annual Skipton Swimarathon, held in October 2022, achieved another amazing year as more than 2,000 swimmers turned out for the event to raise money for Guernsey charity, GROW Limited.

Swimmers including schools, corporate organisations, family and friends swam a total distance of over 700km, the equivalent of crossing the Channel to Poole and back three times! The five-day event saw plenty of fun, belly flops and friendly rivalry take place.

Half of the fundraising total will go towards GROW Limited, as they look to finalise their £3 million redevelopment.

John Stuart, Chairman of the Skipton Swimarathon Committee, said: “I am delighted by what a success this year has been. We were concerned that, after the pandemic years, there might be some apathy, but the opposite has been true – we have been astounded by the enthusiasm of all involved.

 “Our thanks go out to Guernsey public for their wonderful support and generosity, and of course our thanks go to Skipton International for their marvellous sponsorship of the Swimarathon.”

Look out for dates for the 2023 Skipton Swimarathon

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