MORE than 1,500 lengths were swam during the Salisbury Rotary Club and Journal Swimathon.

Across the weekend 13 teams took part in the 15th annual swimming competition at Godolphin School, in a bid to raise money for Salisbury Hospice, Home Start South Wiltshire and the Rotary Club’s Charitable Fund.

Alan Corkill, of the Rotary Club of Salisbury, who organised the event, said: “It was a great day with good atmosphere, people really enjoyed themselves.

“Lots of teams took part including people from Salisbury Hospice, the Rotary Club, families and [Salisbury] Stingrays, so a good mixture of people both young and old.”

By the end of the event 64 people had taken part and a total of 1,580 lengths had been swam.

Alan added: “It’s not a race but a fun day out, with an opportunity for everyone to take part.”

The total sponsorship raised for the charities and the winning teams will be announced during a presentation evening in June.