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Swim Serpentine success!

Kirsty finishing the Swim Serpentine!
Kirsty achieves her London Classics medal!

Hello!

It's Monday morning, but we are still excited from the amazing weekend! Our amazing #TeamPurple swimmers Jeremy, Janice and Kirsty all braved the cold waters in Hyde Park on Saturday 22 September at Swim Serpentine - and they all achieved their London Classics medal!

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. Organised by London Marathon Events, the festival is held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Early Saturday morning myself and Laura from MS-UK set off in the rain to make sure we were ready to cheer on our dedicated swimmers, and we were not disappointed! 

Now in its third year, a record breaking 6,000 people entered Swim Serpentine this year...the atmosphere was electric and it was fantastic to hear so many people were going to complete a 2 mile swim and enter the London Classics hall of fame...The London Classics is a challenge that recognises participants who have completed all three London Classic events - the Virgin Money London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Swim Serpentine. What an achievement!

Jeremy and Janice at Swim Serpentine
Jeremy and Janice, our #TeamPurple champions!

For Jeremy, Janice and Kirsty, they realised this dream on Saturday and I was so proud to be part of the moment they grabbed their weighty London Classics medal - congratulations guys!

If you're inspired to join #TeamPurple, visit the fundraising section of our website to find out about all the different things you can do, or get in touch with the fundraising team. Plus don't forget to check out the photo album from Swim Serpentine on our Facebook page!

To all the swimmers on Saturday, a massive well done from MS-UK!

Jill

Fundraising Manager, MS-UK