17 August 2011
Claire Stafford was the fastest swimmer to complete the 1km SouthSEA Swim course.
Some 55 participants splashed out for Macmillan, when they took part in the 1km SouthSEA Open Water swim on Saturday 30 July.
Everyone enjoyed the day and, although numbers were lower than expected, the organisers hope to raise £10,000 from the event.
Claire Stafford, from Portsmouth, was the fastest swimmer to complete the course in a speedy 9 minutes 20 seconds.
A big thank you to Derek Biggs and Melody Balchin, who organised the event with the help of an enthusiastic team of supporters. There were also generous donations from Swimshop who donated all the swimming caps, a private donation for all the event costs, and donations from many local businesses, including Clarence Pier.
The safety of the event was paramount and, with the support of Portsmouth City Council, St John's Ambulance, The Harbour Master, RNLI, Eastney Cruising Association, and the Southsea Volunteer Lifeguards, the swim was completed without any issues.
Thank you to everyone who took part or helped on the day. A full list of finishing times can be downloaded here.
If you are interested in getting involved next year, either with helping to run the event or taking part, please email Lisa Murphy: firstname.lastname@example.org