Sunday, January 29, 2012

Swimathon 2012

I will be taking part in Swimathon 2012 to raise money for Cancer care.

This will be the nineteenth consecutive year I have taken part. I plan to swim 5,000 metres at Copeland pool on Sunday 29th April.

The National Swimathon is 26 years old this year and will be taking place over the weekend of 27th to 29th April 2012.

Since the Swimathon was launched in 1986, well over £35 million has been raised for a host of good causes, and over half a million swimmers have taken part.

In West Cumbria you can take part at Copeland pool in Hensingham on Sunday 29th, with sessions starting at 9 am and 12 noon.

Other locations in Cumbria where you can take part include:

* Appleby Swimming Pool

* The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow-in-furness

* In Carlisle you can choose from Morton Pool & Fitness Centre,
Richard Rose Morton Academy, or The Pools Swimming Centre And Health Centre

* Cockermouth Leisure Centre

* Lakes Leisure, Kendal

* Keswick Leisure Pool

* Penrith Leisure Centre

* Workington Pool

Anyone who would like to sponsor me and support Marie Curie cancer care can do so at the swimathon website here.

Anyone who interested in signing up to take part in the swim themselves can do so at the Swimathon 2012 website at


Jim said...

Well done Chris, wish you well with your swim. Regardless of if I agree or disagree with your politics at times. I am sure we can all agree that Marie Curie Cancer care do some excellent work, and its certainly a worthwhile cause.

Again well done, and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Hi and good luck for the swimathon day. this will be mt third swimathon this year. Please do you have any advise on how to avoid cramp while swimming. Each time i go to practice these last few weeks, cramp hinders alot. Any advise? Be very grateful. kind regards yvonne.