Get ready for record Rotary Swimarathon in Grantham!

2013 Swimarathon
2013 Swimarathon
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Few slots remain in next year’s Rotary Swimarathon so book yours now if you want to part of what will surely be another record-breaking year.

The huge event, which has so far raised £613,000, will be on February 7-9 and this year is a special one – it will be the event’s 25th anniversary.

And to mark the big birthday, organisers the Rotary Club of Grantham will be running the fund-raiser through the night for the first time.

Swimarathon chairman Roger Graves, who is also founder of the record-making RotaryGlobalSwimarathon, said: “Every year the event gets better – the numbers taking part, the funds raised, the supporters, the whole atmosphere – and we want 2014 to be extra special.

“To have a successful event running for 25 years is quite an achievement. With the additional swimming times we are looking to get 300 teams and raise £50,000 in what will be a very busy but exciting weekend. It is hoped that various GB swimmers will also attend the event.”

All money raised during the Swimarathon goes back into helping Grantham people. Among the good causes who have received donations are Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Grantham MENCAP, Grantham Hospice, St Wulfram’s Church, Kesteven Riding for the Disabled, Grantham Lynx Swimming Clubs, Community Care for the Elderly, Home Start Grantham, Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Teams taking part in the fun event are made up of families, scouts, cubs, guides, clubs, schoolchildren and colleagues. They are teams of six who swim in relay for 55 minutes. So far, 250 teams have signed up but the club needs more to join in.

There are some remaining slots on the Friday and Saturday but more for the Sunday. If you would like to enter a team, go to