Pictures of Normanton and Castleford water polo players’ Guinness World Record attempt

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Members of a water polo club made the most of the bank holiday weekend when they got their names in the record books.

Players broke the Guinness World Record by playing the sport continuously at Normanton Swimming Pool for 26-and-a-half hours from 2.30pm on Sunday.

Normanton and Castleford water polo teams trying to break the world record attempt for playing water polo non-stop for 26-and-a-half hours.

Normanton and Castleford water polo teams trying to break the world record attempt for playing water polo non-stop for 26-and-a-half hours.

Castleford Water Polo Club, which has two teams - Castleford Water Polo and Normanton Water Polo - raised almost £2,000 for its junior development squad.

Mayor of Normanton Bill Wood dropped the ball in to start the game.

Mel Wass, whose son Isaac took part in the game, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It couldn’t have gone any better.

“In total we had 101 people that came to play and people came from as far as Newcastle, Brighton and London to take part.

“I think the weather helped too because we had some seating and a barbecue outside so I think people stayed longer than they would have done.”