Recruitment event for fundraising swim

Volunteers from a national cancer charity will be at Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre on Saturday 7 February to help recruit people to take part in the UK’s biggest fundraising swim.

Recruitment event for fundraising swim

Swimathon was established in 1986 as a nationwide challenge that encourages swimmers all over the country to complete a variety of challenge distances at their local pool and raise money for charity.

More than half a million swimmers have taken part – raising over £40m for charitable causes.

Swimathon takes place on the weekend of Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April and this year’s charity is Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Events will be taking place at Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre, Newport Swimming Pool, Oakengates Leisure Centre and Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre.

There are challenges designed to suit all levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages. People can choose to take on individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or the Team 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k.

Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: "Swimathon provides motivation and a personal challenge to swimmers nationwide. It also offers a goal to train for, a target to achieve and a great cause to support and I am sure local people will support it."

To enter Swimathon 2015, simply log on to and click on enter now.

Volunteers from Marie Curie Cancer Care will be holding a recruitment event at Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre on Saturday 7 February from 9am-12 noon to help recruit people on to Swimathon.