Aquabats will be Swimming to Alcatraz for Children In Need
Sixteen members of the Sir James Altham Aquabats Club, lifeguards and receptionists will take part in a challenge to swim the Alcatraz hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for Children In Need on Thursday 15 November.
Members will be attempting to swim the 195 lengths of the pool which are the equivalent to the 1.5 mile swim from just off the shores of the famous former prison in San Francisco Alcatraz Island to the shore.
are looking for sponsors to help them raise money with their mammoth swim which
will see them tot up the individual lengths swam to reach the 195 target.
Gary Foley, Centre Manager, said “I have just visited Alcatraz on my summer holiday and loved it, so this is a perfect way to remember the experience and will also be extra fun for our Aquabats Club Swimmers while they help to raise money for Children in Need. Our lifeguards and receptionists will also lend a hand as the swimmers try to complete the 195 length Alcatraz Challenge.”
Anyone interested in joining the challenge can sign up through Splashpath, an on-line swimming journal supported by Sir James Altham Pool at http://splashpath.com/1305-sir-james-altham-swimming-pool/info