Miles of fun had at St Albans swimming club for Comic Relief

City of St Albans Swimming Club raise nearly £1,900 for Comic Relief - picture by Arif Gardner

City of St Albans Swimming Club raise nearly £1,900 for Comic Relief - picture by Arif Gardner - Credit: Archant

KIDS got into the swim of things for Comic Relief by completing over 25 miles of their training pool in the name of charity.

Members of the City of St Albans Swimming Club (CoStA) swam a total of 1,682 lengths of the pool at St Albans High School for Girls last night - the equivalent of swimming from St Albans to London.

It took 20 boys and girls, aged between seven and nine, one hour to complete the challenge, and together they raised nearly £1,900.

Two of the coaches also joined in the fun and swam each of their 64 lengths under water only coming up for air.

CoStA coach Richard Lees said: “All the coaches in the club agree the kids did a fantastic job, but it’s their parents who have amazed us as their support for both the swimmers and the charity has made the difference. It has been a whole club effort.”


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