Swimmers to train at Olympic pool

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Skegness Amateur Swimming Club members are preparing to train at London’s Olympic pool - after successfully completing their turbine challenge.

Last month the club hosted the Halifax Big Lunch at the Embassy outdoor pool, with members hoping to raise funds to allow them to take part in a training event in the capital.

Part of the fun day was a sponsored swim by the club where members would attempt to replicate the distance it would take to swim between the coast’s 129 North Sea turbines, which are 500m apart.

Members swam the total distance of 54,500m (34 miles) which meant they would have swum past 109 wind turbines.

This saw them raise £1,442.10, which is a fantastic achievement and will result in a great experience for the club.

Members aim to go to London in either October or November.

They are also hoping to repeat the event again next year and to try to double the amount of turbines they pass.

The club trains at the Embassy Pool on Monday and Thursday (6-7pm) and Friday (6-8pm).