Make a Splash

Posted Monday 26th February 2018 09:10

  Make a splash 2018                                                                                                   

Get out your water wings and take the plunge in the 14 Swimarathon being staged by the Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers. It commences on Friday 16 March and runs until afternoon of Sunday 18 March at the South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre, 

The cash raised will help Action for Family Carers, other charities, and those charities as requested by the swimmers.

Teams of six will be collecting sponsorship and will be in the swim in relays throughout the weekend in an effort to swim constantly for 55 minutes.

Organisations who put a team in and gain sponsorship for their swim can claim back 25% of it for their registered charity.

Tony Graham, one of the organisers, says there are still places left if anyone else wants to join: “The most important thing is that it is fun. It could be family event or young people can get together and work together, or even renew your interest in swimming for fitness. Or it could be a team from your work or your club, church or school.

There are trophies for, schools with most teams entered, teams with highest sponsorship, commercial companies with most teams entered as well as medals for swimmers who “catch our eye”.

These are awarded at the Swimarathon Committee’s discretion

“At the end of the day a lot of people get satisfaction actually raising money for special events.”

If you want to take part contact Tony on 01245 329543 or log on to the Rotary Club’s website team entry page.

You can enter your teams direct from the website