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2,000 People Enjoy The Great East Swim At Alton Water Around 2,000 swimmers of all ages and abilities took on a variety of challenges in the county’s biggest open water swim event in the picturesque surroundings of the manmade reservoir. School Pupils Dive In Ahead Of Great East Swim Suffolk primary school pupils took part in a master class with 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, to make waves ahead of the Great East Swim, which takes place this weekend. Dad Dives Into East Swim In Memory of Tragic Daughter Rob Jenkins is taking on the Great East Swim to raise awareness about suicide in teenagers after his 15-year-old daughter Claire took her own life. Family's North Swim In Memory of Beloved Dad Fiona and Jess Aucherterlonie will take on the Great North Swim after they tragically lost her father and granddad to sepsis. Swimmers Hit Alton Water For East Swim Training Day Hundreds of swimmers got the chance to dive into Alton Water for a training day ahead of the Great East Swim on Saturday 17 June Fundraisers Take To Alton Water Ahead Of East Swim A group of swimmers took to Alton Water reservoir to reflect on how swimming has changed their lives ahead of their Great East Swim challenge. Great East Swim Adds SwimRun & 250 Distances The addition of the Great East Swim250 and the Great East SwimRun will mean that event day on Saturday 17 June will be inclusive to a range of ages and abilities. Alice Lost Pal To Meningitis And Takes On East Swim Alice Watkins will take on her first ever-open water swimming challenge at the Great East Swim in memory of her best friend who she lost to meningitis. Linda Takes To Open Water After Leukaemia Battle Dental Hygienist Linda Fordham will take on the Great East Swim after she was diagnosed with blood cancer following an infected wisdom tooth Andy To Swim For Bloodwise In Memory Of Mum Andy Reilly will take on the Great East Swim to raise money for Bloodwise, in memory of his Mum who died from Leukaemia