The Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames are calling for swimmers to take part in this year’s Swimarathon on Saturday 24 March at Henley Leisure Centre.
Any organisation or group of people can enter as many swimming teams as they like. Teams can be made up of youngsters, adults or a mixture of both. Suggested team sizes are 3/4 for strong swimmers and 7/8 for less strong to swim 25 metre lengths. Sponsorship raised per team will be shared equally by the team’s chosen charity and a local children’s charity chosen by the Lions.
Before the event, team members are asked to gather pledges from sponsors for the performance of their team (not of an individual swimmer). Sponsorship can be per length or a total sum for the team.
Last year £4700 was raised for charities with the 126 swimmers completing a staggering 1213 lengths!
Liz Brent, organiser of the event said, “We are very grateful for the free use of the Henley Leisure Centre for this extremely popular fundraising event again this year after experiencing the helpfulness of all the staff there in the last few years and the success of the location. We hope that as well as welcoming back previous swimmers, we get some new teams entering this year.”
If you would like to enter a team contact Liz via firstname.lastname@example.org