Big Ricks Updates

Update June 2014:

Perry Beeches Swimmer makes a big Splash at the Great North Swim 2014

Perry Beeches Swimmer Paul Bates,  last weekend joined 10,000 other Swimmers at the UKs and Europe biggest open water swimming event The Great North Swim.

The event took place at thee most iconic open water venue in country Lake Windermere…

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The Great North Swim  event runs over 3 days ( 13th to 15th June ) There are a few different event  distances to choose  from. The  ½ mile and 1 mile events are the most popular ones ,then comes the 2 mile and 5k distances For the more adventurous .


Paul  took part in the two mile distance race and produced a fabulous Swim of 44.35 for the 2 miles  , which resulted  in him  claiming second place in 45-49 age group and 14th place overall out of 1400+  Swimmers who did the  two mile distance event .

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The Beeches Swimmer’s next open water race is the big Cotswold 4 mile Swim in two weeks  time – good luck to Paul from everyone at Beeches for the next one!

And here’s the link to Big Rick’s Blog on this event-

Update 27/06/13:-

Many people ask why we are doing a double channel swim again , after last years attempted ended so badly, lets be honest it was bloody scary towards the end ..! this is why, by swimming we still think we can make a difference ,no matter how small that difference might be , swimming can help save lives, we are sure of it..@Breakthrough Breast Cancer Find out more here:


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