Sarah’s swimming triumph

Sarah Bosomworth helping with a polio vaccination campaign in Kathmandu. Below, charity swimmer Sarah Bosomworth (s)

A Knaresborough Rotarian has triumphed in her first open water swimming challenge to help in the battle against polio.

Sarah Bosomworth completed a half mile swim at Poole Bay off the south coast to raise funds and awareness for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

Swimmer Sarah Bosomworth (s)

Water temperatures were “a positively tropical 16C”, a Rotary spokesman said. Sarah completed the swim in around 26:35 minutes, and came eigth in her age group.

Sarah also has hands on experience of the campaign after taking part in a polio vaccination day in Kathmandu last year, and has pledged to continue her fundraising efforts for the next 12 months.

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Knaresborough Rotary Club meets at Nidd Hall on Monday evenings, to find out more visit or contact secretary Alwyn Davies on 01423 867152 or

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