Make a splash to beat cancer at Bramley Baths swimathon

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Lifeguard: Bramley Baths. Photo: Lizzie Coombes

West Leeds swimmers are being urged to make a splash for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie at Bramley Baths.

There’s just one month to go to sign up to Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim from Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April. Swimmers can choose from a range of challenges including 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k or team distances of 1.5k or 5k.

There are pools across Leeds for people to take part in and swimmers of all ages and abilities are being invited to take part in the annual sponsored swim to raise money for both charities. In Bramley, people can sign up to take part at Bramley Baths.

There’s also the opportunity to take part in ‘MySwimathon’, where participants can complete one of the individual challenges or set their own distance at any time from April 20 – May 6.

Swimathon started in 1988 and since then over 700,000 participants have dived into 1,000 pools across the UK and raised over £48 million for different charities. Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are the official charity partners of Swimathon 2018.

Olympic gold-medallist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew said:

“Swimathon weekend is always a fantastic occasion I always enjoy seeing everyone in the pool with smiling faces, all with the same goal in helping raise money for two great causes.”

For more information and to sign up, visit the Swimathon website.


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