Swimming in the Rain.........

Congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the Swim for Shoes on Christmas Day.

Despite not very good weather conditions, more than fifty Father Christmas came along to take part in the Swim and help to raise more than 650 Euros to buy new shoes for children in an Algarve Orphanage.

This year it was a swim with a difference - due to the enormous waves of the Atlantic Ocean on Christmas morning, it was decided that the dip should be in the Hotel Garbes' outdoor swimming pool, which was much warmer than the sea. However, there were still a few, who followed up the pool dip with one in the sea.

From Christmas Day, 2009 - Swim for Shoes

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Mulled Wine in the Hotel Garbe bar afterwards.

A big thank you to everyone who participated.

In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Years Eve - welcome in 2010 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !

Please join us - Fancy Dress Optional.

More photos at http://picasaweb.google.pt/HotelGarbe

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