Dozens of Moray swimmers have raised more than £3,000 as part of a global campaign to fight a deadly disease.
Teams of swimmers took the plunge for Elgin Rotary Club at the weekend to complete lengths in the battle to end polio.
A total of 39 fundraisers relentlessly swam up and down the pool at Moray Leisure Centre and at Lossiemouth on Saturday as part of the challenge.
The teams, which had a maximum of five members, were challenged to find out how many lengths they could complete in an hour.
More than 2,000 lengths were swam in total, which equates to about 32 miles. Abigail Grant, 5, from Lossiemouth swam 20 while James McRitchie, 11, contributed 84.
Two teams from the Cantare Community Choir contributed the most to the £3,500 total – raising £2,000 between them.
The double-pronged “swimarathon” fundraiser was devised to encourage people of all ages to swim and as part of the Rotary Club’s world-wide initiative to raise funds for the End Polio Now cause.
Funds raised for the charity are used to fund vaccines to fight the disease as well as vehicles to get health professionals to areas that have been hardest hit.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is doubling every £1 that is raised for the cause.
The fundraising total from the Elgin Rotary Club will help to buy more than 30,000 vaccinations.
Rotarian Julie Williams said: “Everyone put in so much effort when they were in the pool. There was a lot of support from people watching too.”