Ditching the kit for charity

On December 6th, Swansea University Sub Aqua Club joined SU Lifesaving and Water Polo to raise money for the Royal Lifesaving Societies #DontDrinkAndDrown campaign, with the aim of highlighting the dangers of water, especially under the influence of alcohol.

Our day began around 9.45am. Eight strong divers ready to take to the water for the swimathon challenge. This required us to swim as many 50m lengths as we could as a tag team for one hour, with the bonus of having to swim 25m above the water and then 25m below! We also had the added difficulty of swimming without fins, as divers and octopush players this is not something we’re used to anymore and it left us feeling a little naked in the water. All three squads started off strong, even as we started getting tired, we continued to push for as many lengths as we could. The time passed quickly, and it seemed to be over before it had even begun.

Truth be told, it was a tough challenge. Most of us left feeling a little sore but knowing we had successfully completed the task and helped raise money for charity in the process. At the end of the day, the pain was nothing that a hearty lunch at the pub couldn’t fix and it was a brilliant way to round off an excellent morning.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Wales national pool, Swansea University SU and the Lifesaving society for organising such a fun and successful event. We look forward to getting involved again next time!