Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018 saw local teams of swimmers taking part in the 29th Annual Rotary Swimarathon.
The swimmers clocked up as many lengths as they could in return for sponsorship, which is given to The Rotary Club of Grantham. The Rotary then donate the money raised to local good causes. Last year, GANF were lucky enough to receive £5,000 towards their brand new Sensory room at Sandon School.
The event took place at The Mere’s Leisure Centre and GANF had teams from both Sandon and Ambergate School’s swimming on the Friday afternoon. We also had a staff team too!
Across the weekend a total of 30,014 lengths were swam by all participants, and a total of £29,963 was pledged to the Rotary Club of Grantham. This is expected to rise once all the sponsorship money is in and should then bring the total raised over the 29 years to exceed a staggering £800,000!!
Well done to all our pupils and staff for taking part!
Next year’s Swimarathon will mark the 30th Anniversary and is already booked for 1st to 3rd February 2019.
The Swimarathon’s official film for this year is out now, please view at:
Ambergate pupil Jack West-Sadler entertained the crowd on the day with his rendition of the Italian National anthem. To view this performance please go to:
GANF Teams pictured below, courtesy of Grantham Journal.