Swimathon challenge

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Wetherby swimming pool is to host a Swimathon event in April and people are being invited to join in the fun.

Taking place during the weekend of April 17-19, this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet with funds going to the cancer support charity Marie Curie.

Marie Curie Community Fundraiser Hannah Saxon is encouraging people in Wetherby to put on their swim suits and head down to their local pool to take on a Swimathon Challenge.

“We’re looking for swimmers who are up to the challenge to help make this the biggest and best Swimathon yet.

“In 2013, 407 swimmers took part across Leeds and together raised a brilliant £36,210.88 for Marie Curie – a really fantastic achievement that we hope to smash this year.

Swimmers can challenge themselves to the 5k, 2.5k or 1.5k individual or Team 5k or 1.5k swims.

Launching the event locally were Katie Ayrton and Hannah Wilks.

Swimathon entries are open until April 15, 2015. Register at Swimathon.org or call 0845 36 700 36.