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Bournemouth lifeguards creating a splash
A HOST of kind-hearted lifeguards from Bournemouth took part in a charity swim to celebrate the start of the London Olympic Games 2012.
The 12 members of staff from the Littledown Centre swam a massive 2,012 lengths of the pool to raise vital cash for the British Heart Foundation.
It was also a chance to promote swimming and sport to Dorset residents, as the eyes of the world look on as the UK plays host to the Olympics.
Setting off at 4am, each swimmer took their chance to shine as they swam their part in the challenge, before passing on the baton, where the group hoped to finish at 9pm the same day.
Collette Kiernander, general manager, said: “The Littledown Centre team completed the swimming challenge an hour and a half ahead of schedule, swimming 2,012 lengths to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
She added: “It is very encouraging to see employees taking part in physical activity to raise money for a good cause, and I am very proud of everyone who took part.
“A massive thank you to our customers, employees and the British Heart Foundation, who have supported the team and the Littledown Centre in the challenge.
“We are now in the process of collecting and counting the pledges that have been made, and hope to reach our target of raising £2,012 for the British Heart Foundation.”
For more information on this, go to: Justgiving.com/littledown2012.