Naro completes epic 24-hour swim

Guernseyman Naro Zimmerman completed his epic 24-hour swim challenge at the weekend raising more than £10,000 for two local charities in the process.

Naro completed 61,050 metres in the 24 hours and battled through a shoulder injury and mental and physical fatigue to complete the challenge.

Teams of swimmers, as well as individual supporters, joined Naro for parts of the swim to keep his spirits up and help keep him on track. Ross Yeates, manager of Swoffers lettings and management department, joined Naro in the pool for a few hours.

‘I felt privileged to swim by Naro’s side to see him achieve his goal of swimming for 24 hours,’ said Ross.

‘This was an absolute beast of a challenge and he deserves all the credit and admiration which he receives. A real ‘never give up’ attitude. An unbelievable achievement and a massive amount of money raised for a most worthy cause.’

Local charities The Eleanor Foundation  and This Is Epic will both benefit from Naro’s swim.

Funds raised will allow the Eleanor Foundation to develop the Shallow Well Programme, delivering clean and sustainable water to rural communities in north-west Tanzania.

This Is Epic will use funds for its latest project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, enabling marginalised communities to rise out of poverty through the development of village savings and loans groups.

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