Swimmers of all abilities across Cornwall are signing up to take part in Swimathon 2020. The events will be taking place from 27 to 29 March at Bodmin, Launceston, Helston, Liskeard and Truro leisure centres to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.
For over 30 years, Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, has encouraged swimmers from all corners of the UK to take part, swim a distance that will challenge the individual and raise sponsorship funds in the process. To date, Swimathon has raised more than £50 million for good causes.
The participating Better leisure centres are all run by GLL, the UK’s largest provider of public swimming and official partner of Cancer Research UK. Over the past two years Swimathon has raised £4.3million on behalf of the two charities.
Swimmers can take on distances from 400m to 5k or, for those who really like a challenge, a triple 5k event, as well as team and family challenges, where teams of 2-5 people can swim 1.5k or 5k.
Karen Edmond, GLL’s Community Sports Manager in Cornwall, said: “As a charitable social enterprise we are delighted to be supporting Swimathon again this year and to encourage people across the UK to get into the water to help raise vital funds for fantastic causes.
“The response from people in Cornwall so far has been outstanding with scores of sign ups, but there are still chances to register and take part. We encourage everyone to sign up, get active and raise some money.”
Anyone wishing to find out more or to sign up for Swimathon 2020 should go to: www.swimathon.org or visit their local Better leisure centre. Registration closes on Monday 23rd March 2020.