Seahorse’s make a splash for charity

Seahorse Swimming Club in Crewe was founded in 1956 for people with disabilities and assisted needs.

Four members of Seahorse Swimming Club challenged themselves during September, October and November by swimming a total of 2,000 lengths (over 30 miles) of the swimming pool at Crewe Lifestyle Centre in Moss Square. Club volunteer Darren Shenton swam alongside three swimmers, who have a range of disabilities, to give them support and encouragement. The swimmers have now completed their challenge and have raised £450 for the BBC Children in Need Appeal.

Money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2022 Appeal will be used to provide vital frontline support to children and young people across the UK during the cost of living crisis, supporting them to thrive and be the best they can be.

Gareth Roberts, Secretary, Seahorse Swimming Club, said: “The swimmers have been amazing with their efforts and have shown great determination to complete this challenge. They have been congratulated by the Deputy Mayor of Crewe, Councillor Dennis Straine-Francis.”

Seahorse Swimming Club caters for people of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities. The swimming ability of members is mixed and most achieve a great deal in the water, whether it’s swimming one width of the pool, 50 lengths of the pool or competing in the Halliwick Galas. Members enjoy days out and take part in events to celebrate special occasions, such as Christmas and the Club’s anniversaries.

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Photos supplied with permission of Seahorse Swimming Club. Story by Jonathan White