Copeland ASC (Amateur Swimming Club) donated gifts to EAU (Emergency Assessment Unit) and D ward (general medicine ward) at West Cumberland hospital this Christmas. Some of our swimmers visited the EAU ward on Christmas Eve to hand over the gifts on behalf of the club. The gifts were to be given to patients who find themselves in hospital over the festive period.
As a charity we like to give back to the local community. Each year we pick a local good cause – last year we raised over £1000 for the Henderson Suite at WCH by doing the New Years Dip in Whitehaven Harbour. Many of our members are venturing into the chilly waters again this New Years Eve for local Dementia  and Alzheimer’s charities.
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Copeland swimmers back in the water.

Following a long and frustrating break from competition, Copeland ASC’s swimmers are finally back in the water, competing in the Epic Events Coniston Open Water Swim. In balmy water temperatures of 19 degrees, and calm conditions, the Copeland swimmers performed admirably.

During lock down, the pools have been closed but this did not deter the hardy souls from Copeland, who promptly donned wetsuits to carry on training in our local lakes.

In the 500M event Campbell Sutton finished a creditable 28th overall in a time of 9:11 competing against swimmers of all ages and abilities.

In the 1 mile race, Toby Patton competing in his first ever open water event took to the task like the proverbial duck to water. Toby finished 42nd overall in a time of 23:52. James Amor, despite a lack of time in the water achieved an outstanding personal best of 22.22 to finish 22nd overall and second Cumbrian male.

Also competing in her first ever competitive open water swim Rebecca Amor had an outstanding debut, finishing 11th overall, 4th female in a time of 21.31 to finish just outside the medals.