OPEN water swimmers are taking part in an overnight swimathon to raise money for a youth centre.

A group of swimmers will dive into Elton Reservoir at 6pm today for the 12 hour challenge.

The team, led by Rebecca Jarre, will swim continuously until 6am tomorrow.

Currently they have raised £155, but they hope they can get £1,000 for Zac's Youth Bar.

Staff from Zac's have thanked the swimmers for their efforts. The charity has two locations, in Market Street, Farnworth, and in Crompton Road, Prestolee.

To donate to Ms Jarre's challenge, visit: