Fifty swimmers take on 12-mile river swim in west Norfolk

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn. Picture: Travis Flannagan/TRF Creative Photography - Credit: Archant

Brave swimmers took on the elements as they completed a 12-mile river swim in west Norfolk.

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn. Picture: Travis Flannagan/TRF Creative Photography - Credit: Archant

About 50 men and women faced the River Great Ouse swim on Sunday morning, which begins in Denver, just outside King's Lynn, and finishes at the town's Corn Exchange theatre.

The event was organised by Rob Howlett and Steven Riches, local businessmen and keen amateur open water swimmers.

The pair, along with others, swam the English challenge for charity in 2015.

The group arrived bright and early on Sunday, and were met by overcast conditions, but the weather brightened as they day went on, and the first swimmer to arrive in King's Lynn did so in three hours and 16 minutes.

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.

The King's Lynn river swim, which starts in Denver and finishes by the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn. Picture: Travis Flannagan/TRF Creative Photography - Credit: Archant


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While some swimmers took on the feat from the beginning, others joined in midway through from the bridge at Wiggenhall St Germans.

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