The Trident Otters Plunge into the Pool in the Park
The 'Trident Otters' took to the water at the Pool in the Park on Sunday, 2nd October, to raise money for local good causes at the annual Woking Swimathon.
Organised by the Woking Rotary Club and sponsored by Trident Honda since its inception, the Swimathon is now in its 14th year and has raised more than £200,000 for its beneficiaries.
This year, the event was attended by more than 300 swimmers on the day, in teams of up to six members. The Swimathon allocates a lane for 55 minutes to each team, with a five minute changeover between teams, and only one swimmer from each team being in the water at any time.
Every team member invites sponsorship for their teams, with the money raised this year supporting five local charities: Samber (Riding for the Disabled); Woking & Sam Beare Hospices; Woking High School charities; Swan Trust; and the Mayor's charity, LinkAble.
“We were running at close to capacity almost all day.” said event organiser Terry Smith. “It's great event, just fun, not a competition. The kids especially love it, and it's wonderful for us to be able to present the medals to all the swimmers.”
“As always I'd like to give special thanks to our sponsor Trident Honda Ottershaw, who have backed us every single year. We're very grateful for that. And of course to all those volunteers who helped me out on the day.”