LionSwim2019. It all went… erm… swimmingly!

Recently nineteen teams participated in LionSwim 2019 at the Riverside Leisure Centre in aid of the Lions Club of Morpeth and their own organisations.  Over a five hour period they collectively swam over 47 km which would get you across the English Channel and half way back.  Hopefully there would be a rescue boat to get the swimmers the rest of the way!!

This year’s event was again organised by Lion Les Brindley.  The swimmers ages ranged from 7 to 75 and however the 2017 record for lengths swum remains.


The Mayor’s team was graced by the presence of himself and the Mayoress – but not as swimmers!!  They were raising funds for the Mayor’s charity – MIND.


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In due course there will be a presentation of funds raised and trophies for the team with most sponsorship and for swimming most lengths and a third trophy that will be awarded to the junior team that swam most lengths.

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Lion Les said ‘I wish to thank and congratulate all the swimmers for their efforts.  This is a very happy event and will hopefully lead to valuable funds being raised by the organisations involved.  My thanks go also to Morpeth’s Riverside Leisure Centre for their invaluable assistance; to local businesses who so kindly sponsor the event programme; and to my fellow Lions for ensuring the event runs smoothly.’

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