Due to the success and enjoyment of last year’s swimathon, we thought we’d send another WSM team along to this year’s event on Saturday 18th April, raising money for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
Spirits were high as the day kicked off with a WSM team pep talk, on a glorious day outside the Teddington swimming pools, exchanging tactics and lucozade tablets for the race ahead. Ben Lee stepped up first to set the bar high with a solid first leg of the race, soldiering his way through the busy pool to swim his 1.5km in 30 minutes. Is that a fish on the WSM team? No, it’s Tasmeen Shirodkar tagging in to take the 2nd leg. Tasmeen made her 1.5km look easy, gliding her way through the pool traffic. Sam Fisher, a keen swimmer, swam a good third leg of the race setting up Simon Marsh, an experienced tri-athlete, to bring the team home with a strong final leg of the race. The team swam the 5k in a time of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Well done swim team WSM, you’ve done us proud!
The WSM team managed to raise £455 during the event, but the team and the RHN still needs your support, so if you’d like to support the team, please do donate here.