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Susan's 10k Swim for Chagford Pool

Fundraising for Chagford Recreational Trust

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  • Event: Dart 10k 2017, 09 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017

Chagford Swimming Pool

Chagford Pool is a large open air pool, fed by fresh moorland water in Dartmoor, Devon. This spring we had to borrow £10,000 to fit a new waste water treatment plant in order to keep the pool open.

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On Sunday the 10th of September, Okehampton’s 63 year old Susan Weaver will undertake a 10K Swim down the River Dart, in aid of Chagford Swimming pool. The pool has a £6,000 deficit due to being required to fit a new environmentally friendly waste water processor earlier this year. This work was essential or the pool would not have been able to open.

The River Dart 10K Swim, which takes place over the weekend of the 9th-10th of September is the equivalent of over 300 lengths of Chagford’s 33 meter pool. Susan who is 63, will bravely embark on the river swim this September in aid of Chagford Swimming Pool which is struggling to repay a £10,000 loan for essential works to keep the pool open. This will be Susan’s 3rd attempt at this epic 10k freshwater swim.
Susan’s swim will be part of the annual Outdoor Swimming Society event starting at Longmarsh, Totnes and finishing at Dittisham Ham. The Dart 10k was the first, and is arguably the finest, 10k swim on the open water calendar and 2017 is its eighth year. It has grown from 200 swimmers to 1600. The course of the Dart 10K is a unique journey punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boat house and Bow Creek. It’s supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community who make it special. It’s not a race – seeing some fantastic swimmers take part but also some skin swimmers, disabled swimmers, newbies, butterfly swimmers – but whatever the level, the day ends with good times! The swim finishes on the village green in Dittisham. Swimmers start in one of four speed waves, which are categorised according to the time it takes each swimmer to swim a mile. Last year Susan undertook the Swim in 3 hours and 10 seconds.

Can you guess the time of Susan’s Swim? If you can, not only will you be donating to Chagford Pool but you might end up dining at the Michelin stared Gidliegh Park Hotel, just outside Chagford. Susan is holding a fundraising competition to guess the time of her epic swim. Gidliegh Park hotel have generously sponsored Susan’s swim by offering an A’la carte dinner for two, to the winner with the closest time guessed. You can guess the time of Susan’s swim by visiting Chagford Pool between 2pm & 5pm or adding your guess with your donation message of luck.

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