World record fresh water swim

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TWO former Halifax Swimming Club coaches are part of a world record breaking relay team.

Sisters Dee and Liane Llewellyn and four other long distance swimmers swam 12 lengths of Lake Windermere over three days.

They set a new world record of 126 miles/202km in 75hours 32mins 32secs, beating the old American Record of 118 miles.

The swim also set records for being the first 7-way, 8-way, 9-way, 10-way, 11-way and 12-way Windermere relays and was completed in at times difficult conditions.

The sisters, of Bradford, were joined by Keith Bartolo (Malta), Michelle Sharples (Manchester), Thomas Noblett and Michelle Lefton (both Windermere).

Dee said it was an emotional experience and she was “over the moon” the team managed to achieve the record.