Posted: Mon 1st Apr 2024

Wrexham lecturer taking the plunge for children’s swimming charity

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A lecturer from Wrexham is preparing to take the plunge for a transformative children’s charity.

Anne Williams, a tutor at Coleg Cambria Yale, will take on the epic Aquasphere Chillswim Coniston End to End Swim this summer.

The 5.2-mile challenge takes place on Coniston water in the Lake District on Saturday June 22.

Anne, from Cefn Mawr, is hoping to raise more than £250 for Level Water, an organisation which provides affordable and expert one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical, visual and hearing impairments.

A former RAF senior aircraftwoman, she swam for the military before competing in several Masters’ events in recent years.

Training hard for the event at Hanmer Lake, Park in the Past, Hope, and Alderford Lake in Whitchurch, she said: “My Dad was in the Navy, and I was in the RAF for seven years before going to university and becoming a lecturer, so I swam for them when I was younger.

“I’ve always been comfortable in the water, especially outdoors, and while this is a huge task I am looking forward to it and hoping people get behind what I’m doing.

“I love swimming and love a challenge! Training in extremely cold water over the winter was tough but it’s left me well prepared for what’s ahead.”

Anne added: “Level Water is an amazing charity supporting children with disabilities to enjoy and experience more independent lives, so please give generously.

“And I must thank Alderford Lake Watersports and Aqua Park who gave me a free pass so I can train there – it is very much appreciated.”

To sponsor Anne, please visit her JustGiving page: Anne Williams is fundraising for Level Water (justgiving.com)

For more on the challenge ahead, visit: Aquasphere Chillswim Coniston 5.25 Miles End to End – 22nd June 2024

For the latest news and information from Coleg Cambria, visit www.cambria.ac.uk.



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