'Team India' support the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The group intends to swim the English Channel on 30 June 2021 to raise funds.

in advance of the channel swim 30/6/21

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Club India visit the station 26/6/21
Team India are a fun but crazy bunch who have been enjoying open water swimming together. After one swim in a Welsh lake on a late summer evening, the conversation in the car turned to the question "How can we take our swimming more seriously?" And someone, not sure who, came up with the bright idea of swimming the English Channel together as a team!

Team members visited Rhyl station on 26.6.2021 to meet the crew and manager of the station to outline and highlight their donations page to raise funds for the RNLI. The institution has suffered as all charities in the lockdown. Whilst rescues have increased, income from donations has reduced greatly.
The team will swim the channel and hope to raise over £2600 for the Rhyl station.
Volunteer station manager Darrel Crowther and other crew met the party at the station to thank them for their efforts and wish them good luck. The team has prepared all the necessary safety precautions (and paperwork!) to complete the swim, with back-up and support vessels in attendance.

The club's donation page can be found at https://gofund.me/b2a2eb9f

The swim will be tracked here: https://www.channelswimmingassociation.com/tracking

Darrel says ' The RNLI is grateful for the support of this group, and wish them all the best in their event'

Pictures credit RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

in advance of the channel swim 30/6/21

RNLI/Paul Frost

Club India visit the station 26/6/21

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