Swimming club challenge

Deepings Swimming Club

Deepings Swimming Club

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Deepings Swimming Club is taking part in a cross-channel swim at the Deepings Leisure Centre on April 2 in a bid to raise £10,000 for a new electronic timing board.

The challenge will involve club swimmers completing a distance equivalent to crossing the English Channel and back - or 2,832 lengths of the 25-metre pool.

All 150 club swimmers will take part from the youngest (8) to the oldest (75). The club hopes to cover the distance in less than five hours.

Lynn Chapman, head coach, said: “The current timing board is approximately 20 years old and is now obsolete and therefore the club is unable to obtain spares to fix it.

“We are desperate for a new board so our swimmers can continue to develop their skills in the best possible environment.”

Deepings Swimming Club is keen to attract more swimmers of all ages and abilities, and it has a proud history of coaching disabled swimmers.

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Deepings-Swimming-Club.