Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, is 30 years old and Botwell Green Sports & Leisure Centre will be one of more than 600 venues around the UK celebrating this landmark over three days from 7th – 9th April.
Duncan Goodhew, Swimathon President and Olympic gold-medallist, said of the landmark Swimathon event, “For the last 29 years it has been a real joy to see Swimathon develop and mature into the great event it is today. Swimathon really was ahead of its time giving people a chance to get active and do some good at the same time. I am so proud of both Swimathon’s longevity and its legacy.”
The total fundraising amount over the previous 29 years currently stands at a staggering £46 million, which has been distributed amongst 36 different charities.
The official charity of Swimathon 2017 is Marie Curie, who provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. It has been doing this work for over 65 years and last year alone cared for and supported over 50,000 people affected by terminal illness across the UK.
Registration for the three days from 7th – 9th April, is now open through Swimathon.org/participants/register