img_1790aThe junior members of Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club swam 2 miles underwater in August to raise money for Sport Relief.

In small groups, swimming relays, the juniors swam a total of 320 widths underwater in Oulderhill Pool to raise over £750 for Sport Relief.

A lot of the young people participating in this charity event, had only recently joined the snorkelling club and it was a major achievement for many of them to be able to complete just one width underwater.  Most of the people taking part completed at least 10 widths and some did in excess of 20, which enabled the club to exceed our target in just under 20 minutes.

A former Rochdale junior player, Mark Price who had recently been selected for the Great Britain Squad, took part in a challenge to swim a mile underwater individually in Glasgow over the weekend.  Along with two members of the GB Ladies Elite Team they each swam 71 lengths of a pool.