Hartpury duo dart to finish in charity open water swim

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Hartpury duo Will Seaman and Georgina Hardwick braved a 10-kilometre swim in a choppy River Dart to help raise money for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Although they were the youngest competitors in the open water swim, Georgina, 17, was the first female to cross the finish line and she and Will,16, crossed the finish line in third and fourth place respectively. They were only beaten into first and second by a former Olympian and a swimmer looking to go to Rio in 2016.

Having trained together for the event, the duo crossed the finish line together to claim top five finishes in a time of two hours and two minutes as 704 out of 850 competitors completed the race in difficult conditions. Racers had to deal with choppy water, debris and wildlife along the 10k course in Devon.

Will and Georgina, who are studying BTEC diplomas in Sports Fitness and Sports Coaching respectively, are raising money for St Peter’s Hospice, who are a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. They recently hit their target of £500 but are continuing to fundraise.

You can make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/willandgeorgie/

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