Exceptional year for Skipton Swimarathon

Exceptional year for Skipton Swimarathon

13th October 2021

Those that took part in the Skipton Swimarathon were honoured at a special awards presentation last night at Beau Sejour, with Dr Nicola Brink handing out the trophies.

The Outreach Stars won the RG Falla Cup for most funds raised by an organisation for the event’s charitable beneficiaries. Karl Enticott and Richard Coomer won special accolades for raising the most exceptional amount of cash as individuals.

La Mare De Carteret Primary School won the prize for the most laps completed in the junior school category, with Melrose, Ladies College and the Grammar School all winning awards for the most laps in various other age categories.

The evening was a celebration of swimming, with the ‘most fun’ accolade being awarded to La Mare De Carteret for their infectious enthusiasm and popular ‘belly flop’ finale.

Skipton Swimarathon Chairman, Nick Guillemette, said: “It’s been an outstanding year with a new record for funds raised by the Skipton Swimarathon. The event never seems to lose its attraction with generations of local people taking part, and, for some, it is almost a family tradition to take part each year.

“I am delighted that our chosen main beneficiaries for 2021, Citizens Advice Guernsey and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, have drawn huge support from the general public in Guernsey which has resulted in our record-breaking fundraising. This year is my last as Chairman, and it is a pleasure to go out on such a high.”


The most laps swam:  
Junior School Skipton Swimarathon InternationalLa Mare de Carteret Primary
School under 14 yearsMeerveld TrophyLadies College
School under 16 yearsFletcher Sports Diving HelmetLadies College
School over 16 years
Saffery ChampnessGrammar
At Large School 
Hambros/Milvus TrophySt. Sampsons High
Small pool under 6 yearsChandler Beausie RollerNotre Dame Dolphins
Swim Club 11 & underShoestring TrophyBeau Sejour Barracudas
Swim Club 12 & 13Le Coin TrophyBeau Sejour Barracudas
Swim Club over 16 yearsLe Lievres CupGuernsey Swim Adventures
 The most money raised:  
 unior School Guillemette CupMelrose School
Financial cash raisedLloyds TSP Black Horse CupEquiom Ducks
ProfessaionsThe Wise Counsel TrophyKPMG
Media ChallengeWallace Barnaby Media/Comm.Guernsey Press
InsuranceInsurance Corporate TrophyAon 
HealthThe Isabelle Vets TrophySpecisavers Optical Group
Service IndustryBreqhou Marine TrophyOutreach Stars
ConstructionNormam Piette VaseR G Falla
Public ServiceGuernsey Press CupGrow Ltd
Sports & SocialBucktrout Swimarathon ChallengeBeau Sejour Swim School
Friends & FamilyQuayside TrophyCobo Sharks
Legal ChallengeILS Bar BathersCollas Crill
Teachers SchoolSwimarathon Teachers TrophyVale Primary School
Pubs & ClubsFerkin end TrophyForesters Arms
Hotels/RetailChannel Printers TrophyTTC Turtles
Most funds raised by an organisationR G Falla CupOutreach Stars
Special EndeavourCable & Wireless Guernsey CanWilliam Banfield
For services to disabled swimmingBrian Hockey Memorial TrophyVanessa Marsh 
Most improved swimmerSports Association for DisabledRyan Ozanne
Individual most cash raisedLions & Table Guernsey Can.Richard Coomer
Outstanding contributionSir Charles Frossard TrophyNick Guillemette
Special Certificates:  
Fun Element La Mare de Carteret High School
For outstanding funds raised Karl Enticott
For outstanding funds raised Richard Coomer


The dates for the 2022 Swimarathon are 5th to 9th October.