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Loddon Valley swimmers make a splash

PUBLISHED: 14:13 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:13 28 March 2014

Swimathon participants

Swimathon participants


Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley took part in the Sainsbury’s Swimathon in aid of Sport Relief.

Rebecca and James HalfordRebecca and James Halford

The centre donated the use of its pool and staff for the event and over 50 swimmers completed the distance of up to 5km (200 lengths). Special mention must go to Rebecca, aged 12, and James Halford, aged 9, who joined forces to swim 1.5km for the charity.

The Swimathon is the UK’s biggest fundraising swimming event with thousands of people taking the plunge around the country. From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, The Swimathon took place in over 600 pools across the country, including the Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the very first time.

Amy Cheale, General Manager at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, said: “Congratulations to all of the brave swimmers who took part in the annual Swimathon challenge. We are very pleased that so many members of the local community came together in order to raise vital funds for such a deserving charity. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of the all team members and volunteers for their help.”

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