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SI Taunton were in the Somerset County Gazette for organising a charity swimathon

A LONG distance swimmer is opening a charity pool event that aims to raise thousands for three good causes.

And once Beth French has got the 30th Taunton Soroptimist Swimathon underway, Beth French will dive in herself to join scores of other swimmers at the annual fundraiser.

Final arrangements are being made for the charity plunge at Taunton Preparatory School on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18 – but there’s still time for a few more teams to enter.

Ocean swimmer Beth, who will join a team representing Taunton Foodbank, and Taunton Deane Mayor Hazel Prior-Sankey will set the action in motion at 9am on the first day.

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