Huge swimathon at leisure centre

Gainsborough news
Gainsborough news

Gainsborough residents are invited to come forward and take part in a huge swimathon event at West Lindsey Leisure Centre this month.

West Lindsey is one of 615 pools across the UK taking part in Swimathon from 26-28 April 2013.

A spokesman said: “Dip a toe into the water and challenge yourself in 2013 by joining thousands of other swimmers raising vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care through Swimathon’s 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k individual challenges or Team 5k/1.5k challenges.”

Swimathon 2013 is headed up by the Swimathon Squad with Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon President, Duncan Goodhew at the helm. Supporting Duncan will be TV Presenter Tim Lovejoy, Marie Curie Cancer Care supporter Sue Barclay, Swimathon competition winner Jennifer Sutton and Sportsister Editor, Louise Hudson.

General Manager at West Lindsey Leisure Centre Kerry O’Neill: “Swimathon 2013 is the ideal event to train for, and participate in, with your friends and family.”

“You can take part either as an individual or as a team. “

She added: “Whilst setting yourself a challenge to work towards, you can also raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care while you swim.”

West Lindsey Leisure Centre is encouraging people in Gainsborough to take part in their session on 27th April from 5pm - 7.30pm.

Swimmer entry is open at www.swimathon.org until 24th April.

To sponsor local people, head over to ‘sponsor a swimmer’ on swimathon.org. Alternatively, you can volunteer to be a lap counter at West Lindsey Leisure Centre by emailing nanettedavenport@slm-ltd.co.uk.