BRIDPORT Barracudas took part in this year’s Swimarathon entering six teams.

The club saw a senior boys’ team; the Barracuda Sharks, two junior boys’ teams, Stingrays and Starfish, a senior girls’ team; Barracuda Swordfish, two junior girls’ teams, the Seadragons and Seahorses compete in the annual event.

In teams of five or six they swum a total of 496 laps, which is 992 lengths in 55 minutes.

The Sharks completed 112 laps, Swordfish 86 laps, Stingrays 84 laps, Seadragons 80 laps, Starfish 69 laps and Seahorses 65 laps

More than £900 was raised by the swimmers, which will be used by the Bridport Lions Club within the local community supporting individuals and organisations.

The senior boys’ team triumphed by beating the all-time record for the number of laps swum taking them to the presentation event next month.

Joining the Sharks are the

junior boys’ Stingray team who won the most laps for a junior team.

There was a real buzz in the air for the Bridport Lions final teams battling it out for their last session of the day – with cheers all round when the record was broken with seconds to spare.

A club spokesperson said: “A massive well done to all the swimmers, lots of money has been raised for the local community.

“Congratulations to the senior boys’ team, led by coach Aaron Beal to success in gaining a new record.

“Thank you to all the families who sponsored our swimmers and for the volunteers who supported them on the day.”

Barracudas train up to four times a week at Bridport Leisure Centre.

The spokesman added: “We are a competitive swimming club that also offers a ‘learn to

swim’ teaching programme for children school age and above with the chance to compete in galas locally, though to national opportunities.

“If you are interested in joining, please email, visit our website

or Facebook page @swimwithusatbarracudas”.