Swimathon 2011: Team Goggleblog to swim 7.5Km

Team Goggleblog will be taking part in this year's Swimathon on April 8th and April 10th.

Team Goggleblog – comprising Chris, Wendy and eight year old Archie Price – are taking part in the world’s biggest fundraising swim on April 8 and 10.

We’ll be heading to Finchley Lido for two Swimathons: a 2.5Km ‘warm up’ on the Friday and a 5Km swim on the Sunday.

We’re hoping to raise £1000 to help support Marie Curie Nurses who provide free nursing care to people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses in the place of their choice.

In total, the charity expects to care for over 29,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its hospices this year.

Now in its 24th year, over half a million swimmers have taken part in Swimathon and have raised more than £34 million for charity.

Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew commented: “We are approaching a quarter of a century of Swimathons and I’m delighted to report that last year’s event enjoyed an astonishing 38 per cent rise in swimmers.

“And what’s really exciting is that around 2,500 of those who dived in told us that they only started swimming again because they entered the event. From these grass roots right up to our overflowing international trophy cabinet, it seems that Britain’s love affair with swimming really is back to stay.”

For more information go to www.swimathon.org. You can sponsor Team Goggleblog at http://my.artezglobal.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=41114&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.swimathon.org%2Fpage.php%3Fpage%3DSponsor_a_swimmer.

See Swimathon 2010 launch here: