In conjunction with Oulder Hill Leisure Centre we are taking part in a fundraising campaign that they are organising to raise money for the NSPCC.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a long established charity and the charity behind Childline, in addition they provide guidance and training to many other people involved in the protection of children.
Oulder Hill are organising a Swimathon from the 1st April to the 9th July. The idea being that the individual/group or club set themselves a target to complete in that period. In the past the Club has successfully swum the channel in a single evening (that is 1400 lengths), this time we have 10 weeks to get to our final goal.
This time we would like to visit Dublin by crossing the Irish Sea, 74 miles away from Holyhead. That is a total of 4750 lengths of the pool. As a Club we already swim approximately 240 lengths per week as a minimum, our intention is to keep training and on Thursday 7th July to have a big swim and complete the remaining distance.