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Sunshine On Suffolk For John West Great East Swim This weekend's event was the 11th of its kind in Suffolk, having launched back in 2009 – with more than 22,000 taking part over its decade-long history Swimmers Get Ready For John West Great East Swim The county’s biggest swimming event takes place at Alton Water, near Holbrook, on Saturday, for its 11th staging since launching back in 2009 6 Things To Look Out For At John West Great East Swim Top quality food, fun and games in the event village and a very special guest - here's what you can look forward to this weekend Vicky Has Swimming To Thank For Turning Her Life Around Inspirational swimmer Vicky Malmsjo will mark her incredible recovery from a spinal condition by taking on John West Great East Swim this month THOUSANDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE THE PLUNGE IN WINDERMERE JOHN WEST GREAT NORTH SWIM 2019 5 things you don’t want to miss at the Great North Swim Something for everyone at Brockhole Unexpectedly Great: Gill Haddington Gill Haddington will be taking on her first open water swim since losing her leg to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in May 2017. Unexpectedly Great: Bill Moore 82-year-old Bill Moore swam as a young man but didn’t take up swimming again regularly until he was in his late 40s. Since taking the plunge again, he has set his sights on the open water. He is part of the 2019 Great Swim Unexpectedly Great campaign Unexpectedly Great: Nick Williams Paramedic Nick Williams was inspired to take on swimming fundraising challenges to increase his fitness and activity levels following his father’s cancer diagnosis. He is part of Great Swim's Unexpectedly Great campaign. Unexpectedly Great: Nahla Mahamoud Nahla Mahmoud only learned to swim as an adult three years ago. Her inspirational journey has allowed her to progress from beginner swimmer to the gruelling 10k marathon distance. She is part of the 2019 Great Swim Unexpectedly Great campaign.