Swimathon 2013



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Please Sponsor Clare Best

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Clare Best
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My Message:
Some of you who are on FB and Twitter will already know that on Saturday evening I completed in 2 hours and 17 minutes the 200 length/5 km challenge as part of the Swimathon, thereby raising nearly £500. I want to thank you ALL again for sponsoring me and for supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care.

It was a bit more stressful than swimming in my usual contemplative state, up and down up and down in a morning blur! There were a lot of fast swimmers in my lane, and I was the only one doing breaststroke (can't do crawl – never mastered the breathing) so I kept feeling the other swimmers tap-tapping on my heels, and had to make way for them. But I think that speeded me up. There was also dreadful piped muzak to contend with, rather than my own generally peaceful thoughts, and for that reason alone I was glad of the hideous pink rubber hat which was compulsory wear (so the lane-counters could count accurately!). The hat pulled well down over my ears blocked out some of the muzak. The last 30 0r 40 lengths were much more enjoyable... when I was the only swimmer left in my lane. There's a moral in this, of course.

So there we are. Challenge done. I crashed on Saturday night but feel great now, and am resuming my more reasonable 3 x 50 length swims per week...

Love and thanks again

Clare x


Goal: £300
Raised: £486
Sponsors: 25
162% of goal achieved

My Donors


marion tracy 

Catherine Smith 

Helena Nelson 

John Collins 

Maureen Boyland 

mary anne aytoun-ellis 

Charlotte Gann 

Mark Hewitt 

Matt Merritt 

Sarah & Alastair Martin 

David Pullan 

Andie Lewenstein 

Monica Suswin 

Julia O'Brien 

Alice Owens  

Caroline Clark 

Philip Willatt 

Maureen Jivani 



Nikola Sly 

Andy Brown 

Rachel Foulkes 

Timothy Adès 


For more information about the Swimathon 2013, visit www.swimathon.org or contact us on info@swimathon.org.

Swimathon 2013