The Charity Channel Challenge is on Saturday 6th October 2018.
This is a great annual event raising funds for Bude Sea Pool, so go along and support/cheer the teams along on the day, or why not bake a cake for the valiant swimmers when they finish?
Following the first Charity Channel Challenge in 2013, the Friends of Bude Sea Pool will be hosting the sixth event on Saturday 6th October.
Teams of experienced swimmers of all ages will take the plunge into the Bude Sea Pool from 6 am on Saturday, swimming their chosen distance – a mile or more – in relays.
Their aim is to complete 22 miles in the water to match the width of the English Channel, raising funds for Bude Sea Pool with every stroke.
The teams will swim a total of 440 lengths of the 91m pool. Some teams enter 22 people, but some teams – amazingly – are only 2!
The day starts early at 7 am with the first swimmers setting off in the dark, and the last swimmer in the water is usually around 7 pm.