A group of young swimmers have raised over £2500 after swimming 23km for charity.

Llani Dolphins' pod of ten swimmers range from age eight to 11 swam just over 14 miles for two great causes, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

They would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported them with their generous donations throughout the Swimathon challenge.

It was a fun but emotional experience for the Dolphins, as sadly many of the swimmers each have a personal story involving cancer.

On Saturday, April 28, each Dolphin swam on average 1.4 miles or 138 lengths of Llanidloes Sports Centre pool.

It was a big challenge for not so very big people, that include Enya Jones, Olivia Dillon, Mia Morgan, Olivia Morgan, Lily Powell, Maisie Earp, Molly Edwards, Bonnie Edwards, Elin Evans and Maddie Hughes. Every single one of the team have been amazed by the support given to them.

"It is incredible. The girls are blown away by the generosity and support they’ve received," said Lily's mum, Wendy Abel.

"They’ve been truly inspirational in their team spirit, embracing every moment of fundraising and supporting one another through the swim. It’s an experience that will stay with them forever. We’re so very proud of them."

Swimathon 2018 is an initiative between the two cancer charities to get thousands of swimmers to head to their local pool and swim to save lives.

Last year, the Llani Dolphins formed when four of this year's swimmers took on the Swimathon challenge. The girls are already planning for next year's event.

- There’s still time to show your support: justgiving.com/fundraising/llanidolphins