Fundraising for Cyprus underway
Swimmers raise funds for swim camp
Eighteen young swimmers from Wyre Forest Swimming Club have begun fund raising after the Club’s planned swimming camp to Cyprus was threatened by the collapse of Monarch Airlines in October 2017. Alternative flights have been found with British Airways but the club now has to travel to Heathrow Airport in order to catch this more expensive flight. They are hoping to raise enough money to cover the cost of hiring a coach to take them to the airport in March later this year.
Swimmers took part in a sponsored bike ride/row held at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre in Kidderminster on Sunday, 14th January. Between them they covered the mileage from the centre at Silverwoods, England to Paphos in Cyprus , with each kilometre cycled/rowed being equivalent to ten kilometres and breaking a total of 3,367 kilometres!
The Wyre Forest Leisure Centre lent their support to the club by opening up their reception area and providing the equipment to make the event possible.
WF swimmers are due to fly out to Paphos on 28th March for 7 days where they will train for 20 hours a day in Geroskipou Olympic sized, 50m pool as well as undertaking land and open water training.
Head Coach Brian McGuinness said, “This was a great example of team bonding in advance of a fantastic training opportunity in an Olympic sized pool outdoors in the sunshine at an important point in the season. Off the back of this I fully expect the swimmers from Kidderminster and surrounding areas to represent the district with honour and pride. Thank you to everyone for their support.”