Salisbury swimming club raises over £4,000 after 8 hour workout

Salisbury swimming club raises over £4,000 after 8 hour workout

Published by Jack Deery at 6:13am 1st July 2020. (Updated at 6:17am 1st July 2020)

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Members from the Salisbury Stingrays took to dry land to generate much needed funds for the club while the pool is closed.

Covid-19 has meant the club's annual 'Open Meet' competition was unable to go ahead on the 7th June.

It's the Stingrays biggest event of the year and generates crucial funds, without it the club warned it  may struggle to resume its teaching and training programme. 

So in order to raise cash, 61 Stingray members took part in a sponsored 'Zoomathon Team Workout Challenge'. 

Salisbury Stingrays Zoomathon
The Stingrays completed the challenge on Sunday

Between them, they completed an eight hour workout, training virtually over Zoom. 

They were split into 8 teams who took on an hour session each in a relay. 

WATCH:

The club have posted a video featuring some of the highlights from Sunday's (28th June) event: 

BIG FUNDRAISER

The club set up a Go Fund Me page and encourage people to donate as much as they could. 

So far, they have managed to raise over £4,000, and they say that money will be vital in helping them continue when swimming pools are allowed to reopen. 

You can still donate to their challenge by visiting www.gofundme.com/Salisbury-Stingrays.

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