Local News for Friday 18th March 2016
St Kilda Swimmers team of the year!
The St Kilda Swim Team were crowned 'Team of the Year' at the National Adventure Awards ceremony, in Glasgow this week. Swim team captain Colin S Macleod and swimmer John Dyer were presented with the award as part of the National Adventure Awards, celebrating the most adventurous across the UK. The team were among seven shortlisted in the category , after their epic swim from St Kilda to Harris last August. The team took only 35 hours to finish a swim that had been postponed three times, due to bad weather, and became the first to swim the 60 miles of North Atlantic. Seven swimmers, three kayakers and a support boat crew made the charity challenge a huge fundraising success too, with donations to four charities after the event. John Dyer said: “I am so proud of all the St Kilda Swim Team and a big shout out to all our friends and families for the support and encouragement.”