Ironmonger Row Baths in Islington, London TO HOST 30TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMATHON EVENT IN APRIL.


Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is 30 years old this year, and Better’s Ironmonger Row Baths will be one of more than 600 venues around the UK celebrating this landmark by hosting a Swimathon event.


The 2017 event will take place over three days from 7th – 9th April. The total fundraising amount over the previous 29 years of Swimathon currently stands at a staggering £46 million, which has been distributed amongst 36 different charities.


In 2017, Ironmonger Row Baths will host Swimathon for the fifth wonderful year , as it welcomes swimmers to take part in two sessions over the event weekend.


Speaking about Swimathon 2017, Grant McCahon the Reception Supervisor of Ironmonger Row Baths said, “ We have warmly embraced Swimathon since our re-opening in 2012. We welcome our past swimmers and new participants to support this fun and health-giving initiative and to support Marie Curie, a very commendable charity partner. Refreshments are available and Speedo prizes are handed out to leading participants.”


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 official charity of Swimathon 2017 is Marie Curie. The charity provides 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 is now open for Swimathon 2017. Participants can enter to take part at Ironmonger Row Baths through the Swimathon website.


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