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Swimathon returns to Impulse Leisure Blackshots

LOVE swimming but stuck in a rut? Or do you need some motivation to get back into the pool? Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event, returns to Impulse Leisure Blackshots next spring and could just be the answer.

The nationwide swimming challenge has been encouraging swimmers to swim a distance challenge since its first event in 1986. Since then, more than half a million swimmers have taken part in Swimathon, raising more than £40m for charitable causes.

Swimathon 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever welcoming back Sport Relief as official charity partner. Impulse Leisure Blackshots is one of more than 600 pools around the UK which will be hosting the challenge from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016.

No matter what your age, ability or fitness level, here is a challenge for you. You can choose to take on one of the Individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for the Team 1.5k and 5k.

Whatever distance you choose, on your own or as a team, the money you raise for Sport Relief will help to transform lives with half of all money raised by the public spent in the UK, and the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest countries.

Need some support? No problem. With training plans from Millfield School Head Coach, Jolyon Finck, and top tips from Swimathon Ambassador and Olympic gold-medallist, Duncan Goodhew, you’re in the best possible hands.

Registration is now open, and for a limited time only, you can benefit from 50% off your entry fee. Be quick and snap up one of the half price entries on offer until 21 December only*.

“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. Thurrock residents can take the plunge themselves, along with family and friends to complete a swimming challenge of their choice all while raising funds for those in need,” said Diane Marshall, Swimming Development Manager at Impulse Leisure.

Swimathon President and Olympic gold-medallist Duncan Goodhew said: “I love Swimathon because it gives people a goal to train for, an extra reason to get in the pool and above all else it helps to raise money for a truly fantastic cause.”

Enter Swimathon today and benefit from limited half price entry* at


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