Swimmer seeking old teammates for Swimathon

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A former Stantonbury swimmer has joined forces with city charities to find old team mates to join her in a re-run of their record-breaking entry in Milton Keynes’ annual Swimathon.

The faces in this old black and white photograph, taken almost 20 years ago, were all part of Stantonbury Swimming Club whose members still hold the record for the highest number of lengths swum by a team in the Swimathon organised by the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes.

Since its’ launch this popular event has raised more than £350,000 for local and Rotary charities – including Milton Keynes Museum who supplied the photo.

Now teaching in Sussex, Sarah Griffiths, one of the Stantonbury swimmers is returning to Milton Keynes on March 10 to take part in the Swimathon 2012. Unfortunately the club disbanded towards the end of the 1990s but Sarah hopes that other ex-members of the Stantonbury Club will join her and is asking people in the city to help by seeing if they recognise anyone in the photo.

No new records are expected from the team, except, perhaps, for smiles, but what better opportunity could there be for a reunion? Anyone wanting to know more about the team should contact Bill Griffiths

To find out more about the Swimathon and the charities it supports go to the website

Each year the Swimathon attracts entries from businesses, clubs and local communities. Teams are made up of six people and take turns swimming for just 55 minutes to raise thousands for charity – while having fun!