Rye Sports Centre to join the big swim event

RYE Sports Centre is urging the local community to sign up and join in with the World’s Biggest Swim to raise funds for the Sports Relief charity.

This year’s Swimathon will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March so there is plenty of time to set up a team or train for a personal challenge.

The event, which is supported by legendary swimmer Olympian Duncan Goodhew.

Rye Sports Centre is offering a range of distances and challenges to suit swimmers of all fitness levels. Individuals can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, and there are also team challenge distances of 1.5k and 5k.

Teams can split the distance however they choose, to cater for the strongest and weakest swimmers in the squad.

Swimmers looking for a helping hand with their swimming technique or putting together a training plan can visit the centre where staff can provide training advice leading up to the March event. On the day of the event, the Freedom Leisure team will be out in force to encourage and support swimmers.

For further information on Swimathon visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk or www.swimathon.org to register.