Senior Elite swimmer, Lewis Coleman, and 99 other swimmers broke the world record for the 100X100m relay by over 7 minutes on Saturday 1st February, with Lewis swimming the final leg and touching in 1 hour 29 minutes and 3 seconds! The record breaking performance was the grande finale of an afternoon of events to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, go to swim4leukaemia.com for more information. Click below to read what Lewis had to say about the event.

 

"Wow... What an amazing day! I'm struggling to put it all into words... but I will give it a go!


"First off I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me, tweeted, text, facebooked, donated, all the messages anyone has sent! shared anything at all to do with helping me or the event, thank you to you all!

 

"Thank you to Speedo for everything you guys have done with helping me with the event, a fantastic group of people... Thank you!

 

"The day couldn't have gone any better and I loved every second of it and that was all down to everyone involved so thank you all... A day myself and my family will remember for the rest of our lives!

  

"To raise so much money and awareness for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and to be a part of a team to break a Guinness World Record is amazing, but to do it with my brother, girlfriend, friends and the swimming community, made it that bit more special and to do it all for my mum was the greatest thing; the moment when I touched the wall and looked up at the clock will stay with me for the rest of my life!"

  

Lewis & Oliver ColemanLewis & Oliver Coleman


"This little lad is my inspiration.  He has carried the weight of the world on his shoulders for 19 months and throughout has been rock solid! He's watched his mum go through hell and back and took it all on with the mindset and heart of a fully grown man.  My brother and inspiration!"

 

Lewis Coleman