THEY’VE done it!
Huddersfield teacher Dee Llewellyn and her team of swimmers have smashed the world record for the longest continual freshwater swim.
Dee, who is head of maths at Nether Hall Learning Campus, Rawthorpe, helped break the record in Lake Windermere over three days.
And they did so in water which never got warmer than 10°C.
Ms Llewellyn and her five other teammates swam a relay spanning 12 lengths (201.6km) of the lake to beat the previous 200km record.
The team included Dee’s sister Liane, 29, from Bradford, and experienced long-distance swimmers Thomas Noblett and Michelle Lefton, both of Windermere, Keith Bartolo, from Malta, and Michelle Sharples, from Manchester.
All have a clutch of long-distance swimming awards, including Liane, who has won British Long Distance Swimming Association Swimmer of the Year twice and swam twice across the English Channel.
The swimmers braved strong winds as well as the low temperature.