The Eden Swim project was completed by brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie Hudson in August 2015 when they swam 90 miles down down the River Eden to raise funds in aid of the Swimming Trust.
The swim took 9 days with the brothers swimming up to 12 miles a day.
They clambered down waterfalls, over weirs and rocks to become the first people ever to
swim the length of the river.
The swim was in aid of the Swimming Trust who have been in discussion with the
brothers and have decided that the best use for this income would be to focus it on
improving swimming teaching in Cumbria. All the money will be put back into swimming
through setting up a bursary scheme in Cumbria to help more swimming teachers
gain their level 2 qualification.
The bursary scheme has been funded by £3000 from the 'Swim the Eden' project , £1000
from the Swimming Trust and £1000 from Cumbria ASA, which was launched on
October 1st 2016. Further contributions may be made in the future. These funds will be
'ring fenced' by Cumbria ASA and will not be available for any purposes other than to
assist the training of level 2 and above teachers/coaches. Details of the bursary scheme are
available from Martin Tickner.