Fairway swim set for this weekend.

PUBLISHED: 10:28 09 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:11 18 June 2010

EXMOUTH Swimming and Life Saving Society are staging the Annual Fairway Swim this coming Sunday (June 13).

EXMOUTH Swimming and Life Saving Society are staging the Annual Fairway Swim this coming Sunday (June 13).

This year's event starts at 1pm on the beach opposite the Grove Inn on the sea front.

The Fairway Swim in 2010 is also rasing funds for the charity Help for Heroes.

There's a full entry of men and women from across the country ,including a number of English Channel swimmers, all of whom are hoping to complete the 4.5 mile course.

Barry Westaway, swim organiser ,said: "This could be the first year since 1963 that an Exmouth swimmer could take the open Exmouth Journal Trophy for the men and the open South West Water Trophy for the ladies since the year the swim began in 1963."

The men's race should be a close affair for any one of the five Exmouth swimmers competing could land the title, whilst Tara Dudley carries local hopes in the ladies' race.

All proceeds from the swim, its draws and collections will go to Help for Heroes.

The charity funds rehabilitation for the many servicemen and women injured whilst serving in conflicts in the military.

With Exmouth being home to so many Royal Marines, in particular, it is hoped that a large crowd will attend to appreciate the event and it is perhaps poignant to think that, even whilst the competitors are in the water, members of the armed forces will be serving in the front line in Afghanistan and so hopefully everybody atending the event will help suport the charity.

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