Emerson Aspires to swim miles

PUBLISHED: 10:06 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 12:18 04 May 2010

SPLASHING LAD: Pictured from left to right: Emerson Baillie, Rose Cotton, from Aspire, Ely coach Elaine Hill, Ely chairman Paul Hill and Billy Holmes from the Paradise Pool.
Photo: HELEN DRAKE

SPLASHING LAD: Pictured from left to right: Emerson Baillie, Rose Cotton, from Aspire, Ely coach Elaine Hill, Ely chairman Paul Hill and Billy Holmes from the Paradise Pool. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

INSPIRATIONAL 10-year-old Ely swimmer Emerson Baillie handed over more than £600 to Aspire after taking part in a 22 mile swim. Emerson made regular trips to Ely s Paradise Pool with his mum Deborah in November when they covered a combined total of 1,408

INSPIRATIONAL 10-year-old Ely swimmer Emerson Baillie handed over more than £600 to Aspire after taking part in a 22 mile swim.

Emerson made regular trips to Ely's Paradise Pool with his mum Deborah in November when they covered a combined total of 1,408 lengths, equivalent to an English Channel swim, to raise money for Aspire, a charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries.

Emerson has been swimming from the age of three, is a member of City of Ely Swimming Club, and picked up a bronze medal for 50-metres freestyle at the County Championships in Peterborough last weekend.

Ely Swimming Club coach Elaine Hill said: "Emerson has been with us for just under nine months and he has improved a great deal. He's a lovely lad and an inspiration to both the young swimmers and the parents.

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