A team who call themselves the Floating Nightingales took the plunge again this year to raise money for charity in a Swimarathon organised by Polmont Rotary Club. They swam 104 lengths in 55 minutes at Grangemouth Pool, well ahead of their performance last year when they covered 88 lengths.
The team of six included colleagues from the Continence and Tissue Viability Services based at Falkirk Community Hospital, and raised £250 for various local charities.
One of the swimmers, Shirley Thomson, Tissue Viability Service Administrator, said: “It was a great achievement for us “older gals” and we were well applauded for our efforts. We hope to compete again next year, all going well. “