In The Swim at Northolt

Over last 30 years the Swimathon has raised over 46 million for good causes

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Swimmers from MENCAP helped raise money for cancer charities during a special weekend at Northolt swimming pool.

Northolt Leisure Centre in partnership with Ealing Council took part in the World’s Biggest Charity Swim (on the weekend of Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April) and helped Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

Since the first Swimathon over 30 years ago, more than half a million swimmers have taken part, raising over £46 million for good causes.

30 swimmers joined this year’s event at Northolt Leisure Centre swimming a 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distance, individually or as part of a team. Participants of all ages and abilities took part, with youngsters taking on their first Swimathon challenge and personal bests achieved by more seasoned swimmers.

Swimmers from Mencap joined in the fun with their key worker Abigail joining in with them to complete the final lap having only learned to swim last year.

“We were delighted to see so many people take to the water,” says Everyone Active General Manager Michael Twiggins. “There was a great atmosphere and I would like to congratulate all those who trained so hard to complete their challenge.”

Final fundraising totals will be released later in the year.

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May 2nd 2018

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