On 9th March 6 amazing amputees and their family members participated in the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes’ Swimathon as a small way to thank them for their fantastic collaboration at making our iFly event possible. Here’s some words from Colin Phelps who captained the team …
Hi everyone just a sum up of how the swimming went last Saturday. We were all made to feel very welcome when we arrived. We were then given a sheet of which lane we were swimming in then we all got changed and got in to the Pool get started. There were six of us swimming 4 adults and 2 younger ones. The team included Poppy Barringer, Kate Skinner and her Son, myself and the formidable Team GB PARAROWER Alice Mason with her daughter. Alice was a trooper even commentating at the event and then jumping in to help us make the lengths.
We all worked well together and took it in turns to swim up and down. There was an Official at each end counting the amount of lengths we had completed.
I was so pleased with everyone we managed 117 lengths so WELL DONE to everyone who took part AND THANK YOU SO MUCH ! We reached 3rd place WOOHOOO AND we raised in total almost £600 for the Rotary Club.
At the end we were all given a certificate, along with a Steel Bones Goody Bag and had our photo taken. It was a very enjoyable day with a fantastic team. We much look forward to taking part next year. If you would like to join us email me at firstname.lastname@example.org