Belfast Telegraph

Swimming for charity

By Brian Lovett

Swimmers can make a splash for charity when they complete this year’s Marie Curie Cancer Foundation Swimathon at Queen’s University’s Physical Education Centre in April.

Queen’s Sport is among the bodies hosting the nationwide event which was launched earlier this month by Queen’s graduate Zoe Salmon and Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew.

Zoe said: “I’ve always found swimming a really good way to keep in shape. Everyone needs a challenge now and again, especially to keep motivated during the cold winter months. And what better additional spur than to help out Marie Curie Cancer Care — a charity that does such crucial work right around the UK? I can’t wait to take part.”

There will be four sessions held at Queen’s Sport between Friday, April 16, and Sunday, April 18.

There are distance challenges of 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km, team challenges of 5km and ‘simple swim’.

To register, visit or telephone the support line on 0845 36 700 36.

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