Aquatics

Places still available to take part in the annual Chestnut Appeal Plymouth Breakwater Swim

PLACES are still available for the popular Chestnut Appeal Plymouth Breakwater Swim.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, August 5 and will attract swimmers from across the UK.

The 4km challenge has grown and grown over the years and is now the Chestnut Appeal’s main fundraiser of the year.

The charity’s events manager David Squires said: “We hope to have 300 swimmers this year, all raising thousands of pounds for the Chestnut Appeal and at the same time creating their own bit of history.”

The event sees swimmers taken out on a boat from the Barbican to the Breakwater, where they swim back to Tinside Beach on the Hoe.

It is a tough challenge and all competitors should have experience of open water swimming and should be able to complete the distance in a pool.

Squires added: “This is going to be another great event for Plymouth and it is hoped that it will help raise lots of funds for the Chestnut Appeal as well as raising awareness of Men’s Health across the region.”

Registration for the swim is £50 and you can register via the Chestnut Appeal website HERE.

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