Exceptional year for Skipton Swimarathon

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.

Awards night for Skipton Swimarathon 2023

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.”

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