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Total raised so far


£170.00 of £400 target +£35.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations


Alison FS

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck team


Diana Dyce


Swim strong gang

2 days ago

Danny Wright

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Have a good swim

1 month ago

Lori & Jo Gardner

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck ladies!

1 month ago

Julie Mc

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope it's a great day for you.

1 month ago

Alison Currie

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

good luck lasses -will hopefully be joining james in the support team this year xxxx

Linzi Betts are raising money for Àban

Coldingham Brave Bayers on Tour! Linzi, Martha, Sally & Sharron's swim page

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Our story

After the success of last year's 1st outdoor non competitive swim for us we thought we'd do it again...

We've enthused more Brave Bayers to join us too ...though Martha's convinced she only said "maybe" 🤣

The organisers have updated the route and provided an alternative so we've no excuses! This year it's an evening swim on Sunday 25th June across the Beauly firth, approx 1200m (tidal) if you swim in a straight line (not us then) and the water likely to be tropical Scottish summer temp of +11'c 🥶

Prep so far has been rather sporadic (more thinking, less doing) though we're sure the excellent vibe and support from last year will carry us through.

We yet again have some personal challenges to tackle in preparation for this such as improving stamina and overall fitness, increase concentration spans, being able to breath whilst exerting oneself, slimming down into wetsuits, combating fears of the deep and murky water, acclimatising to longer periods of time in the cooling water. All whilst juggling work, families, life and everything in-between!

We will try and do a blog as we swimble along, as we really want you to share in our adventure (pain).

First mission: Group photo.

Second mission: Pray to Mother Nature to sort the swell out!

Third mission: Get swimming

Photo for attention - Feeling the love!

All donations raised are going direct to worthy local charities that support nature and outdoor programmes.

(We are all self supported for this event - No entrance fees, accommodation, fuel or any other associated cost for us are coming out of the donations).

Please feel free to come by and join us on our journey, swims will be posted regularly.

Thank you

The Brave Bayers - Linzi, Martha, Sally and Sharron.

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Our updates

1 week ago

Training for our big swim at Kessock in June is starting to pick up pace...two swims this weekend

Thankfully the cruise ship stopped far enough out to sea we didn't need to swim round it

Linzi Betts kept us refuelled, Martha McGowan was up with the larks for some early dips.

Thanks to everyone who's made a donation it really is appreciated

Thanks to Charlotte for the in water pics

Image uploaded with update

Linzi Betts are fundraising for


Charity number: SC051413

Linzi Betts are fundraising as part of

Kessock Ferry Swim 2023

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