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Local Swimming Teacher Attempts to Create A New World Record

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Local business owner to attempt 12 Hour World Record Mermaid Swim to raise vital funds for two charities.

On Sunday 22nd September between 7am and 7:30pm, local business owner Anna Haskell of South Coast Mermaids will be attempting to beat the World Record for longest time swimming in a mermaid tail and mono fin.

The exciting challenge will be taking place at the Arundel Lido, overlooked by Arundel Castle. The one-of-a-kind mermaid tail that she will wear throughout the World Record attempt is being designed by American company FinFun, and will be inspired by the historic landmark.

Anna is raising money for two local Sussex-based charities – Arundel and Download Community Leisure Trust (ACT) and children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House.

Of the two causes, Anna said:

“Both facilities provide access to swimming and leisure activities for the community, which is something I am very passionate about.

I am looking forward to attempting to create a World Record, and will also be joined in one-hour slots by some of my mermaid swimming students as well as other mermaid swimming instructors.

It’s great that the community are getting behind the challenge, which I hope will result in lots of donations!”

Spectators can drop in to the Arundel Lido on Sunday 22nd September at Queen St, Arundel, BN18 9JG between 7:00am and 7:30pm to watch and cheer on Anna and her students as they swim in their mermaid tails.

For more information about this event and how to sponsor Anna’s swim, visit the South Coast Mermaids website southcoastmermaids.com/sponsoredswim.

Arundel Lido: https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/sponsoredswimworldrecordattempt-175335e0

Chestnut Tree House: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/southcoastmermaids

About South Coast Mermaids:

South Coast Mermaids makes swimming magical! Founded in 2018, Anna is passionate about creating opportunities for adults and children to stay engaged in swimming for life in a fun, safe and creative environment.

South Coast Mermaids provides mermaid swimming sessions for all ages. Anna has a Water Safety Partnership with the RLSS and works closely with both the RLSS and the RNLI to provide drowning prevention outreach.