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Coaches to deliver on their 10k promise


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Earlier this year we were successful in raising an amazing £23,725 through our 10k for 10k crowdfunding campaign. To say thank you to everyone who supported the club, our swimmers, coaches and volunteers promised to run, walk, swim or cycle 10k in recognition of the support received.

Coaches Zoe Cowan and Keith Hall took this idea to the extreme and decided to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet instead! This crazy idea gets first prize for being the most courageous and with only just over 6 weeks to go until the jump we’d love them to meet their targets of raising £500 each.

Even with the funding we’ve already secured, with the uncertainty remaining around the running of gala’s, the financial situation for the club continues to remain uncertain.

We hope that you can continue to support Keith and Zoe and help them smash their total and secure our amazing club’s future.

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Why have we chosen to do a parachute jump ?

Keith says

“As coaches we spend a lot of our time challenging and pushing our swimmers to do things they didn’t think they could, taking them out of comfort zones and really pushing them. I think it’s time I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to do something that tests me. I have done a lot of challenging things but a parachute jump has always been the one thing that really does scare me.

The jump is from 10,000 ft so that’s my 10k challenge.

By doing this I hope swimmers, parents, family & friends and the wider community are able to push themselves a little further by sponsoring our parachute jumps and helping the club pass their target. I want to help secure the future of the club that has given so much to my own children and hundreds of others, no matter what their ability.”

Zoe’s says :-

”A parachute jump is something that I have always wanted to do, but has not quite been the right time.  We spend everyday encouraging swimmers to face their fears to be the best they can be…. whether it’s on the block to do their first standing dive or swimming the 800m Freestyle for the first time. It’s overcoming the fear of the unknown and taking yourself out of your comfort zone, but then to stand proud afterwards with the feeling that you have accomplished something new and are now a better person for doing so.

Richmond Dales has given me so much over the past 20 months, building my confidence, working with all the fantastic swimmers and becoming my second family. I have chosen to do my 10k by jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft as a way of saying “Thank you” to the club for making me feel so at home and I’m hoping swimmers, friends and family will support me in sponsoring me for this jump so we can help the club smash their target.