Kingfisher Leisure Centre Hosts Sainsbury's Sport Relief Swimathon, Friday 18th March 2016.
|Author: Lisa Dagnall||Published: 16th March 2016 11:20|
Swimathon, Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury, Suffolk, is ready to host the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Swimathon
Kingfisher Leisure Centre has once again joined in to take on the Swimathon challenge and encourage swimmers in Sudbury and the surrounding areas to take on a Swimathon challenge as a team or as an individual to raise funds for Sport Relief. Kingfisher Leisure Centre will be running two sessions starting at 6.30am on Friday 18th March and 5.30pm on Saturday 19th March 2016.
From Friday 18th March – Sunday 20th March 2016, Swimathon will take place in over 600 pools across the UK. Swimathon returns in 2016 with official charity partner Sport Relief as part of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. After a year away, Sport Relief is returning as charity partner with the aim to reach even higher fundraising numbers than in the past. Swimathon 2014 raised over £2.6 million for Sport Relief.
Swimathon is the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event with thousands of people jumping into pools around the UK. You can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k individual distances. For those who prefer a team challenge, you could also form a relay squad to tackle the 1.5k and 5k distances with your water-loving friends and lap up the glory.
Jonathan Harvey, Operation’s Manager at Kingfisher Leisure Centre added: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together, while providing ample opportunity to get fit and healthy in the pool. Sudbury residents can take the plunge themselves, along with family and friends to complete a swimming challenge of their choice, be it 1.5k or 5k, all while raising funds for those in need.”
Swimathon President and Olympic gold-medallist Duncan Goodhew said, “I love Swimathon because it gives people a goal to train for, an extra reason to get in the pool and above all else it helps to raise money for a truly fantastic cause.”