Goggleblog signs up to Swimathon Weekend

Team Goggleblog complete The Swimathon at Finchley Lido, 2011

It’s that time of year. The days are starting to get longer and although it’s still cold out there, thoughts are turning to this year’s swimming events.

Obviously my preference is for swimming outside which is why I’ll be signing up to the British Gas Great London Swim in The Thames very soon. I enjoyed it last year though I wasn’t quite prepared for people swimming over the top of me as much as they did!

However, this year it looks like my wife and I will be doing The Swimathon – the UK’s biggest swimming charity event – indoors at the beautifully restored Marshall Street Baths in London’s Soho.

I would have liked to have done it outside but the timings at London Fields Lido don’t work out for me and they are only doing it indoors at the Oasis in Covent Garden which is a shame.

Meanwhile my son, Archie Price, who will have just turned 9 is hoping to do the whole 5Km himself at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre where he trains four times a week with his swimming club, Barnet Copthall SC.

The beautiful Marshall Street Baths in Soho

Today is the last day you can enter for 50 per cent off – just £5 so it’s worth signing up before 11.45pm tonight. Taking place April 27-29, Swimathon Weekend is open to all ages and abilities. Whether you want to swim the ultimate Swimathon 5km for Marie Curie Cancer Care or a short distance as part of the Big Splash Team Mile for Sport Relief, the Swimathon Weekend has a challenge for you.

For more information go to the Swimathonwebsite here.