Mission achieved as Hart teams ‘swim the Channel’

By Farnham Herald in Swimming

TWO teams from Hart Swimming Club both successfully completed their ‘Channel Challenge’ charity swims on Sunday.

Held at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre, the three-strong teams had to cover a distance of 33.8 kilometres, the width of the English Channel.

The first swimmer from each team dived into the water at 7.15am and both completed the distance in a little over 8½ hours of continuous swimming, taking turns to swim 1km at a time, starting at the cardboard ‘cliffs of Dover’ and finishing in a ‘virtual’ France.

The two teams comprised: Reds – Stephanie Roberts (16), Maya Farmer (12) and Sarah Hiley (16); Blues – Josh Montgomery (19), Ben Walton (13) and Karen Roberts (22).

The Hart swimmers were raising money for two charities, Cancer Research UK and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/teams/HartSC-ChannelChallenge

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