Take a dip for Sport Relief

Take part in Sport Relief 2014.
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Swimmers in South Kesteven are set to take the plunge next month in support of Sport Relief.

Pools at Grantham Meres, Stamford, Bourne and Deepings Leisure Centre will be hosting events in support of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon on March 21-23.

More than 600 pools across the country will be holding Swimathon events, making it the UK’s biggest fund-raising swimming event, involving thousands of people nationwide.

Participants can choose to swim 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k, or if you prefer a team challenge, you can form a relay squad to tackle the 1.5k or 5k distances with friends or work colleagues.

Alternatively, if you are unable to take part in one of the Swimathon events, you can try SimplySwim, which lets you choose your distance and complete your challenge at any pool.

And, if you are taking part, don’t forget to get sponsored. The money you raise will go to Sport Relief to help people living tough lives both here in the UK and around the world.

Kevin Grant, contract manager for the leisure centres in South Kesteven, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together, while providing ample opportunity to get fit and healthy in the pool.

“South Kesteven residents can take the plunge themselves, along with family and friends to complete a swimming challenge of their choice, be it 200m or 5k, all while raising funds for those in need.”

Swimathon president and Olympic gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew MBE, said: “Swimmers of all ages can take up the challenge, whether it’s a length of their local swimming pool or the team 5k - every length counts.”

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