Ladram Bay charity swim a success again

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 September 2014

Swimmers dive into the sea at Ladram Bay. Ref shs 3995-36-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Swimmers dive into the sea at Ladram Bay. Ref shs 3995-36-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Fifty-six swimmers took to the waters off Ladram Bay at the weekend to raise money for charity.

The participants were swimming along the coast to Sidmouth in the event, held on Sunday to support Sidmouth Lifeboat and the Chestnut Appeal.

Steven Hurley came in first place, with a time of 42 minutes, with 15-year-old Jack Northmore finishing in 43 minutes and Rebecca Carter, the first woman ashore, just seconds behind.

The route was a reversal of last year’s inaugural swim, which went from Sidmouth to Ladram Bay.

Organiser Rachel Shepperd said ‘pretty much’ every swimmer from last year took part again.

She added: “I’m really pleased with how it went. We’ll definitely be doing it again next year.

“A big thank you goes to David at the Chestnut Appeal and Carla at Ladram Bay, and of course all the swimmers who we hope will join us next year.”

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