Lyndsay Waddell laps up 250 lengths at Carluke pool

Lyndsay Waddell (seated) with friends and family before her 3 mile swim in aid of Williams Syndrome charity'Leisure Centre'Carluke'16/11/12'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Lyndsay Waddell (seated) with friends and family before her 3 mile swim in aid of Williams Syndrome charity'Leisure Centre'Carluke'16/11/12'Picture by Lindsay Addison
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IF you’re the type of person to whom even the thought of swimming 25 lengths seems exhausting, how would you fancy swimming 10 times that distance...in one evening?!

That’s exactly what Law’s Lyndsay Waddell did at Carluke Leisure Centre to help raise money for sufferers of Williams Syndrome.

“I was very tired by the end of the swim but the adrenaline kept me going,” said Lyndsay (23), of Quarry Road. “The hardest parts were the first 50 and last 50 lengths.”

Among those watching her marathon effort were Williams Syndrome’s Scottish co-ordinator Mairi McMinn, whose daughter Robyn has the debilitating condition.

The 46-year-old, of Braefoot Court, Law, said that the atmosphere among spectators improved immeasurably when Lyndsay’s friends and family were allowed to cheer her on from poolside for the final 10 lengths.

Mairi said: “There was a terrific atmosphere at poolside.”

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.