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Jun 23rd

RECORD SMASHED IN GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORD RELAY SWIM FOR CANCER RESEARCH – 30TH JUNE 19 – FULL LIST OF NAMES ADDED!!

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Subject to ratification by the Guinness Book of Records the swimmers have smashed the previous record.

Rory Huggins one of Guildford City’s senior swimmers has organised an exciting record breaking attempt on June 30th in aid of Cancer Research uk.  The swim starts at 2pm on Sunday June 30th at Surrey Sports Park and will finish at around 10pm.

Cancer Research UK are filming the swim so it can be ratified by Guinness Book of Records. Each swimmer will be given an event hat, provided by a sponsor and in the event of breaking the record each swimmer will receive a CRUK medal and a certificate.

100 swimmers, from various clubs will be taking part, with 48 of the swimmers coming from Guildford City.  The swimmers will swim a 100 by 400m freestyle relay. The current record is 8 Hours 18 minutes .

Each swimmer has their own online fundraising  page. The link to the fundraising page is here: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/swim-for-cancer-2019.  So far the swimmers have raised almost £10,000.

Rory would be grateful for any offers of help and has given a list of possible ways below.  Anyone interested  should email Rory Huggins on swimforcancer1@gmail.com.

  • Donate to swimmers fundraising pages
  • Donate a raffle or tombola prize for the on the day fundraising
  • Make a cake for the on the day cake sale to refuel the swimmers and spectators
  • Come along on the day to support the swimmers
  • Help sponsor the event, can your company help with a donation or fundraising?
  • Help out on the day:  lane counting, whipping, announcer, selling cakes, raffle tickets, recording swim details etc.
  • Reserve swimmers in case some of the 100 swimmers cannot attend.

All funds raised will be used to fund life saving research. Rory chose to support CRUK, after the successful treatment both his grandmothers have had recently and says ”Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and I wanted to show my thanks for my grandmothers’ recoveries by raising much needed funds. I really hope parents and swimmers at Guildford City will get involved in this epic challenge!”

Rory stated “That while the aim is to break the world Record, we all want to raise as much as we can for a brilliant charity”.

See below for all swimmers taking part.  For any information on this article, contact Rory Huggins on the email above.

Name Overall swim order Predicted Swim Start time
Rory Huggins 1 14:00:00
Rose Vinter 2 14:04:25
Tilly Hansen-Hamilton 3 14:10:25
Adam Toy 4 14:15:05
Elena Eardley 5 14:19:35
Daniel Donovan 6 14:24:50
Amie Buttle 7 14:29:10
Ewan Taylor 8 14:33:50
Abi Poulton 9 14:38:35
Reuben Alexander 10 14:43:50
Emily Blissett 11 14:48:20
Sam Crabtree 12 14:53:20
Latifah von Numers 13 14:58:00
Phyllida Britton 14 15:04:00
Sadie Lucas 15 15:08:30
Chloe Plater 16 15:13:30
Rohan Penney 17 15:18:30
Maia Dunleavy 18 15:23:10
Alex Armstrong 19 15:28:40
Ellenor Rixon 20 15:33:05
Maya Semyonova 21 15:38:05
David Hammond 22 15:43:20
Megan Barnes 23 15:47:50
Dylan Conway 24 15:52:25
Morgan Penney 25 15:57:00
James Baxter 26 16:02:00
Paige coombs 27 16:06:25
Oscar Aydin 28 16:11:25
Ben Rowett 29 16:15:55
Clive Marquis 30 16:20:25
Harry Degen 31 16:25:10
Luca Fankhauser 32 16:30:00
M. Jake Yucelsin 33 16:34:30
Daisy Degen 34 16:40:15
Ella Porter 35 16:45:10
Emily Wood 36 16:50:00
Katie Latham 37 16:55:15
Kaylee Dekker 38 17:00:25
Kirstie Flynn 39 17:05:15
Lauren Kent 40 17:09:50
Lottie Roberts 41 17:15:10
Naomi van Dongen 42 17:20:15
Fergus Phelan 43 17:25:15
Fergus Thomson 44 17:29:50
Jack Morgans 45 17:34:50
Sadie Flynn 46 17:39:30
Amy Hodgson 47 17:44:20
Ciara Walsh 48 17:49:10
Cerys Prince- Rayner 49 17:54:10
Charlotte Prince-Reyner 50 17:59:10
Daniella Hoyland 51 18:03:55
Iona Morley 52 18:09:05
Zara Mullooly 53 18:13:55
Riaan Steyn 54 18:18:45
Cam White 55 18:23:30
Noa Doest 56 18:28:50
Ollie Bedworth 57 18:33:30
Ross Philp 58 18:38:05
Sam Irvine 59 18:42:30
Toby Stewart 60 18:47:00
Will Condron 61 18:51:25
Abby Jackson 62 18:56:15
Charlotte Wensley 63 19:00:55
Kennedy Gordon 64 19:05:45
Pearle Griffiths 65 19:10:25
Max Jameson 66 19:15:05
Charley Langford 67 19:19:20
Charlie Trotman 68 19:23:45
Mike Hodgson 69 19:28:15
Ffion Thomas 70 19:33:05
Robert Doran 71 19:37:55
Sergiu Chete 72 19:42:35
Simon Dyson 73 19:47:25
Charlie Stevenson 74 19:52:15
Ellen Scholes 75 19:57:20
Jenny Chapman 76 20:02:40
Michelle Ware 77 20:08:10
Millie Emmans 78 20:13:10
Naomi McGuire 79 20:17:40
Ben Tritton 80 20:22:40
Luke Pullen 81 20:27:00
Izzy Bryant 82 20:31:30
Freya Taylor 83 20:36:05
Charles Pauling 84 20:41:05
Lucy Peers 85 20:45:45
Imogen Miller 86 20:51:05
Austin-Slade Jeffery 87 20:56:25
Ayhan Recebli 88 21:01:15
Joe Clark 89 21:06:45
Yahia Makky 90 21:11:35
James Faull 91 21:16:05
Lucy Moores 92 21:21:05
Aidan Gill 93 21:26:35
Tatiana Belonogoff 94 21:31:20
Ben Prosser 95 21:36:10
Daniel Jenkins 96 21:40:25
Henry Goodlud 97 21:44:40
Chris Finch 98 21:49:15
Piers Bowden 99 21:53:45
Alex Hicks 100 21:58:05