Swimmers set for lake challenge

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SCARBOROUGH swimmers are needed to take on Lake Windermere.

The British Red Cross is appealing for swimmers from the town to join the Red Cross team for The Great North Swim on June 18-19.

The event is a one-mile open-water swim taking place in Lake Windermere - England’s largest natural lake - in the heart of the Lake District.

Max Newton, senior fundraiser at the British Red Cross, said: “The Great North Swim is a truly unique experience.

“Open water swimming has really taken off in the UK since British swimmers won medals and the hearts of the public at the 2008 Athens Olympics. Now there are several open water swims open to the public across the UK, but the Great North Swim was the first and remains the most stunning experience.

“I guarantee everyone who finishes will be left with a fantastic sense of personal achievement for both finishing this amazing swim, and for raising money for the life-saving work of the British Red Cross.

Participants will receive full and comprehensive support with sponsorship, race support from start to finish.

For more information contact Max Newton, of the British Red Cross, on 0114 242 7379 or mnewton@redcross.org.uk or visit www.redcross.org.uk/GreatNorthSwim