Sportspace ready for charity Swimathon

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Swimmers can make a splash for charity this month during Swimathon 2013.

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is one of 615 venues across the UK taking part in the nationwide fundraiser and will hold sessions on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.

Swimathon 2013 is headed up by the Swimathon Squad with Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon president Duncan Goodhew at the helm.

Participants will raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care through 5k, 2.5k or 1.5k individual challenges, or 5k or 1.5k team challenges.

Sportspace’s Jo Bevil-Gahan said: “Swimathon 2013 is the ideal event to train for, and participate in, with your friends and family. You can take part either as an individual or as a team.

“While setting yourself a challenge to work towards, you can also raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care while you swim.”

Swimmer entry is open at until Wednesday, April 24.

For those who prefer to cheer on from the side-lines, they can still do their bit by sponsoring a swimmer via the Swimathon website.

Alternatively, to volunteer to be a lap counter at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead, email