Book your place in world record Global Swimarathon

Global swim at Leisure Centre. Left to right is Roger Graves and Paul Wilson. 077C
Global swim at Leisure Centre. Left to right is Roger Graves and Paul Wilson. 077C
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DON’T forget to go to the Meres Leisure Centre tomorrow (Saturday) to take part in the Rotary Club of Grantham’s world record swimming attempt.

Grantham is leading the way in the Global Swimarathon, which was dreamt up by Rotary Club of Grantham chairman Roger Graves (pictured) in 2010.

From 12pm until 1pm, our time, people all over the world will be jumping into the pool to swim 100 metres.

That includes people as far away as New Zealand who will be hitting the pool at 1am.

The current record for people swimming the distance at the same time is 2,533 but with around 100 clubs from 21 countries around the world taking part in the attempt there is a very good chance of smashing it.

To take part you need to be over eight-years-old and able to swim four lengths continuously without swimming aids.

You also need to have a minimum of £2 for an entrance fee, which will be donated along with any other money raised to go to Rotary International’s End Polio Now Campaign.

To find out more about the attempt go to www.rotary globalswimarathon.org