Join in with swimathon and raise money for Sport Relief

TAKE THE PLUNGE The charity swimathon will take place at the Leisure Centre in March
TAKE THE PLUNGE The charity swimathon will take place at the Leisure Centre in March
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Fareham Leisure Centre is urging the local community to join in with the world’s biggest swim.

This year’s swimathon will take place on March 18-20 so there is plenty of time to set up a team or train for a personal challenge.

The event, which was established in 1986, has raised more than £40 million for charitable causes. Sport Relief is this year’s official charity partner.

Fareham Leisure Centre is offering a range of distances and challenges to suit swimmers of all fitness levels. Individuals can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances.

There are also team challenge distances of 1.5k and 5k. Teams can split the distance however they choose to cater for the strongest and weakest swimmers in the squad.

Everyone Active general manager Ryan Grant said: ‘We are delighted to support the swimathon again this year.

‘People of all ages and abilities can take part and it’s a great opportunity to raise money for charity while enjoying a fantastic workout.

‘Sport Relief is a truly worthwhile cause so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to set up a team, take the plunge and join in the fun.’

Swimmers looking for a helping hand with their swimming technique or with putting together a swimming training plan can visit Fareham Leisure Centre where Everyone Active fitness motivators are on hand to provide training advice leading up to the event.

On the day of the event the Everyone Active team will be out in force to encourage and support swimmers.

Swimming is already credited to be one of the best total body exercises for health and fitness.

Not only does regular swimming challenge the heart and lungs, it also helps with muscular strength and endurance.

Everyone Active was named Facility Operator of the Year at the annual ASA Swimtastic Awards in 2015 and are committed to encouraging as many children and adults as possible to get active through swimming.

To register, visit everyoneactive.com or swimathon.org.