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Leisure centre gears up for Swimathon

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 19, 2013

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SWIMMERS will once again get in the pool in the name of charity in Burton as a popular fund-raising event makes its return.

The 2013 Swimathon is to take place at the Meadowside Leisure Centre next weekend and will see competitors from across the region descend on Burton to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The annual event sees swimmers of all ages and abilities take on challenges of varying degrees of difficulty including 5k. 2.5k and 1.5k, as well as a number of team events.

Hayley Milton, Swimaton co-ordinator at the Meadowside Leisure Centre off High Street, is eagerly anticipating the event’s return.

She said: “It’s going to be fantastic to see so many people in our community getting in the pool to take on a challenge.

“People taking part will be having fun, as well as raising money for a great cause.”

There is still time for people to get involved with the event with the closing date for entries this Wednesday.

To enter visit www.swimathon.org

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