Swimmers take the plunge for Canine Partners

Canine Partners swimmers SUS-150203-130436001
Canine Partners swimmers SUS-150203-130436001

Swimmers took the plunge at Billingshurst Leisure Centre on Saturday 7 February as part of Canine Partners 25th Anniversary Swimathon.

Teams of four swimmers each took turns to complete as many lengths as possible – with each member swimming at least two lengths doggy paddle.

Communications Assistant for the Charity Laura Molyneaux, who was part of the winning team, said: “The atmosphere on poolside was electric as it was a fantastic team effort, not just from those swimming but those spectating and volunteering on the day too.

“Every day I see how the Charity transforms the lives of those with physical disabilities so it was a great opportunity to challenge myself and raise money for Canine Partners in their 25th anniversary year.”

Canine Partners is dedicated to transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities by training amazing dogs to help with everyday tasks they would otherwise find difficult, painful or impossible including opening doors, undressing, pressing buttons, and emergency response.

The dogs increase independence, confidence and provide loving companionship.

To find out more about how you can take part in a challenge for Canine Partners please email hollyb@caninepartners.org.uk or call 01730 716013.

Report and pictures contributed by Canine Partners.