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A third of 11-year-olds can’t swim

A third of 11-year-olds can’t swim

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim but one local swimming club is determined to get more people swimming or at least give it a try and maybe conquer their fears. Skegness Swimming Club is trying its hardest to encourage non-swimmers into the water and lately their efforts resulted […]

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Gold for Burgh School Swimmer

Gold for Burgh School Swimmer

Recently, a very competitive swimming gala was hosted in Beverley for B and C grade swimmers aged 9 to 20. Casey, a Year 6 at Burgh-Le-Marsh Primary School and member of Skegness Amateur Swimming Club, gives her account of her action-packed day: You could swim all strokes. The distances were 50m and 100m and there […]

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Council May Ban Annual Sea Swimming

Council May Ban Annual Sea Swimming

Libby, a Year 5 at Burgh School, swims for Louth Dolphins; she cares greatly about the safety of people who take to the water, a concern that has prompted her to write this article. On a chilly Christmas day in 1885, a group of brave people hobbled across Brighton’s pebbly beach and inched their way […]

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Man Swims from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Man Swims from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Sean Conway, aged 32 from Cheltenham, wanted to become the first person to swim the route up the West coast of Britain and to raise money for the War Child charity.

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Army Cadets Swim the English Channel

Army Cadets Swim the English Channel

When Clare Wookey came up with the idea of forming a relay team to swim across the English Channel many eyebrows were raised, especially when she announced that her team would include army cadets!

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Disabled turtle gets fake flippers

Disabled turtle gets fake flippers

After 26 attempts Yu the turtle is able to swim again.