Grantham’s own ‘World’s Biggest Swim’ set for February 23

Paul Wilson.
Paul Wilson.
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Hot on the heels of the RotarySwimarathon at the weekend comes the Grantham-conceived RotaryGlobalSwimarathon.

Last year’s RotaryGlobalSwimarathon set a new world record for the most people swimming in a 24-hour period.

The 2013 event will take place at 202 different locations around the world with clubs holding their own swimming event to raise funds to help Rotary International’s End Polio Campaign.

Paul Wilson, Worldwide Event Co-ordinator said: “Last year we captured the imagination of people worldwide and one of the legacies was to encourage Rotary Clubs to hold their own event in future years.

“February 23 is “Rotary Day” around the world and with the numbers registered it will hopefully live up to it’s name as “The Worlds Biggest Swim”.

Roger Graves, who founded the concept, hopes as many people as possible will come to The Meres and swim 100m where they will be joined by Fran Williamson, Commonwealth, Paralympic and World Record Holder.

Pre-registration is not required and there will be a minimum donation fee of £2.50 towards End Polio