Swimming Success at the Great Manchester Swim

by on Jul.25, 2014, under Fundraisers, General Information

Even after a torrential down pour, nothing could stop the atmosphere at the Manchester Great Swim. The crowds were supporting the swimmers all the way round the Wholesale Indianapolis Colts Jerseys course.

Jane Walker, who did an impressive personal best of 32 minutes really enjoyed the swim, “The crowd really keep you going. I bettered my time from last year by a good 2 minutes and my swim buddy Jon Massey cracked sub 29 minutes which is a great result.”

The waves were running a little behind allocated times, but that didn’t dampen swimmers mood.

Jon Massey said, “We didn’t get time for acclimatisation in the water before our wave, and we were doing the warm ups in the check in queue which was fun. In the end, the water was cool but not cold at 20 degrees. All in all a really enjoyable event and I’ll be back next year along with Jane doing a sub 30!”

Jane, 54, has really been bitten by the swimming bug and has vowed to tour the UK, taking on all five Great Swims next year.

Supporter and husband, John Walker, 56, said, “We’ll have to get ourselves one of those VW Camper Vans as we’ll be doing a fair few miles and Jane wants to do it all for charity. We are all very proud of her.”

Jane has raised over £300 for us and if this inspires you to get involved or to donate, then please visit our donation page. Why not share your fundraising stories with us on our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter.

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