Locals will swim 1050 lengths on Bastille Day

Beccles Lido Pictures: Courtesy of Beccles Lido

Beccles Lido Pictures: Courtesy of Beccles Lido - Credit: Archant

Swimmers will take on the equivalent of the English Channel on Bastille Day to raise funds for a town's beloved lido.

On Sunday, July 14, competitors will take to the Beccles Lido for the big channel swim. The event is a total of 32 kilometres - approximately 1,050 lengths of the pool.

All the proceeds from the event and sponsorship will be divided between the Lido's project to refurbish, upgrade and re-line the main pool.

The rest will go to the Twinning Association, and organisation which enables social, cultural and educational exchange between the town and the twin town of Petit-Couronne.

Several people from Petit-Couronne will join to take part in the swim as well as the deputy mayor of the town.

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Entry for spectators will be free but donations will be welcomed, there will be a bar and a barbecue.

The swim will begin at 6pm and is expected to finish at 8pm.

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