Swim suc­cess for town teams

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

CHIL­DREN from Bolling­ton were among the com­peti­tors in this year’s Mac­cles­field Swimathon.

Young air cadets from 236 Bolling­ton Squadron ATC and a team of six pupils from Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary School took part in the event or­gan­ised by the Mac­cles­field and Dis­trict Li­ons Club at Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre in aid of BBC Chil­dren in Need, Mid­dle­wood Rid­ing for the Dis­abled and Li­ons char­i­ta­ble causes.

The team of air cadets smashed all expectations to com­plete an im­pres­sive 102 laps in 45 min­utes and the ‘Bolly Cross Swims­tars’ won their cat­e­gory.

Nicky Love­day, hon­orary pres­i­dent of the air cadets squadron, said: “Our team was al­lowed to swim in re­lay for a max­i­mum of 45 min­utes. We were told that a team of adult av­er­age swim­mers should com­plete about 40 laps in 45 min­utes but our amaz­ing air cadets to­tally smashed it and com­pleted 102 laps.

“Very well done to the team, We were de­lighted to sup­port the Li­ons who have gen­er­ously helped the squadron in the past. It’s al­ways good to give some­thing back to such wor­thy causes.”

Emma Gib­bons en­tered the team from Bolling­ton Cross. She said: “As mum to a young Satel­lites swim­mer I de­cided to ar­range for a team of six chil­dren from the school to take part.

“It was a great suc­cess and they all thor­oughly en­joyed them­selves while rais­ing money for char­ity.

“Our team ‘Bolly Cross Swims­tars’ won their cat­e­gory, man­ag­ing to swim an in­cred­i­ble 52 laps in the al­lo­cated time of 45 min­utes. I al­ways think it’s worth­while cham­pi­oning chil­dren who raise money for char­ity and hope­fully it en­cour­ages them to do it over and over again.”

●● Re­becca Prunty, Lee Wain­wright (man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of The Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co), Tom Quinn, Martin Har­ring­ton and Tim Jones

●● A team from Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary School took part in this year’s event

●● The team from 236 (Bolling­ton) Squadron ATC

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