Nikki jumps in for chilly charity lake swim

MHRA-07-06-11 Swim Jun19'Nikki Allett,Swapping her high heels for flippers to swim two miles of Lake Windermere and Member of LA  Fitness centre.
MHRA-07-06-11 Swim Jun19'Nikki Allett,Swapping her high heels for flippers to swim two miles of Lake Windermere and Member of LA Fitness centre.

A RUGBY swimmer is swapping her high heels for flippers when she swims two miles in Windermere - England’s largest natural lake.

Nikki Allett is taking the plunge next Friday to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

She said: “I’ve loved the water since I was a little girl.

“I find swimming to enjoyable and therapeutic I thought it would be a good idea to help a worthwhile cause while doing something I love.”

Nikki, 48, has been training for the challenge at LA Fitness centre in Rugby. She said: “I could swim forever, it’s the cold I’m really dreading, it’s going to be freezing.

“I’ve had lots of support and I’m still looking for sponsors. The air ambulance is a brilliant charity that any of us could need.”

Sponsor Nikki by emailing smilernikki@googlemail.com.