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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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|
|Latifah von Numers||13||14:58:00|
|M. Jake Yucelsin||33||16:34:30|
|Naomi van Dongen||42||17:20:15|
|Cerys Prince- Rayner||49||17:54:10|