Cotswold Centres in Support of Swimathon

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Cotswold Centres in Support of Swimathon

Over 60 keen swimmers took the plunge in Swimathons at Cotswold Leisure centres in April and helped raise over £1,500 for charity from sponsoring friends and relatives.

The national swimming event was organised to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and Cotswold District Council played its part by hosting events at its leisure centres in Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water on Saturday April 17th.

At Cotswold Leisure Cirencester, 53 swimmers took part, ranging from the very young – 7-year-old Ollie Gray – to a pensioner. In total, the swimmers, taking part on their own or in teams, totted up over 5,700 lengths of the pool.

As well as the individual swimmers, seven teams entered the event, including a team of Cotswold Leisure lifeguards.

One of these lifeguards, Dan Beebee, finished his final ten lengths of the pool in under four minutes, while leisure centre members Brian Lindsay and Alison Traynor both streamed to a super-fast Individual 5K time of 1hour, 27minutes.

Competitors were invited to tackle both individual and team swimming events over distances of 1.5km, 2.5km, 5km and a Team 5km.

Meanwhile, at Cotswold Leisure Bourton on the Water, 11 people took part in the national charity event, including a team of 4 and two keen swimmers who tackled a testing 5K swim.

Posted : 10/05/2010 11:22:38

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