Sign up to support 10th annual Topsham swim

PUBLISHED: 12:30 19 August 2015

Topsham ferryman Mike Stevens with some of the children that turned up at the library for a talk about the Topsham swim. Ref ext 1827-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Topsham ferryman Mike Stevens with some of the children that turned up at the library for a talk about the Topsham swim. Ref ext 1827-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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The founder of the Topsham to Turf Ferryman’s swim is urging people to support the annual event, writes Daniel Wilkins.

Ferryman Mike Stevens revived the event in 2006 after discovering a similar swim in the 1930.

On Saturday, August 22, entrants will swim from Topsham Quay across the River Exe to The Turf.

Estuary League of Friends (ELF) organises the event in its 10th year, which raises money for the charity.

So far just 50 people have entered the event, but Mike is confident more people will enter.

He said: “It would be nice for the 10th year for a good turnout, but I’m always pleased that we get anyone enter.”

Mike recently held a talk at the town’s library to drum up support for the swim and to talk about his underwater endurance record.

People can enter the swim by picking up a form from one of the charity’s two Fore Street shops.

Alternatively, people can ring ELF on 01392 879009 or go to www.estuary-league-of-friends.co.uk

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