ENTHUSIASTIC members of Scissett Youth Amateur Swimming Club took part in a sponsored swim last Friday at Scissett Baths.
Last year the event raised nearly £740 for club funds enabling the club to buy new equipment and to keep subscriptions down.
With increasing financial demands being made on the club, this year’s event was organised to help replenish funds.
The numbers taking part were down on last year’s event as a disco at a local first school meant that some of the younger members could not participate.
But this did not dampen the competitive atmosphere in the pool as the youngsters swam relays in teams.
Towards the end of the timed sessions there was much cheering from fellow team members and encouragement from parents and supporters on the balcony.
The thriving club, which is run entirely by volunteers, has been providing opportunities for young swimmers on Monday and Friday evenings for more than 40 years: in March of this year a special gala celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary.
SYASC chairman, Paul Smith was delighted with the way the members applied themselves to swimming as many lengths as possible and was impressed with how their speed and style had improved during their time with the club.
New members are always welcome – just go along on one of the club evenings to join in the fun.