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Fraser makes a splash in air ambulance fund raiser in Solihull

SUPER swimmer Fraser Terry is celebrating after swimming 25 miles in seven days to raise money for the Air Ambulance.

SUPER swimmer Fraser Terry is celebrating after swimming 25 miles in seven days to raise money for the Air Ambulance.

Fraser, aged 10, of Olton, decided to give up his half term to complete the feat and under the guidance of coach Jacqui Edinburgh started training back in 2011 to build up his strength and stamina.

The swim started on Saturday, June 2 at David Lloyd South, in Monkspath, and Fraser set his daily targets and accomplished the swim ahead of schedule finishing on Wednesday, June 6 raising £950 for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in the process.

“This was a huge endeavour especially for someone as young as Fraser, showing determination, and skill,” said Jacqui.

Proud mum Samantha said: “We saw the air ambulance once when we were out with our caravan and it fascinated him.

“When he learnt that it didn’t receive any government money but relied just on donations it inspired him.

“He really loves swimming and his determination is incredible - we’re very proud of him.”

Fraser, who raised £600 for the charity last year by swimming six miles, said the highlights of the challenge were the physio and treats and he finished in style with his favourite stroke, the butterfly.

 

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