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Swimmers will be making a splash at three Leicester leisure centres this weekend as part of Swimathon 2012.
Aylestone Leisure Centre, Cossington Street Sports Centre and Braunstone Leisure Centre will be among 645 pools across the UK holding swimming events as part of this year’s event – a campaign which over the last 25 years has raised millions of pounds for charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sport Relief.
Participants of all abilities will be swimming 10,000 metres, 5,000 metres, 2,500 metres or 1,500 metres, or taking part in the Sport Relief ‘Big Splash’ mile.
On Saturday, April 28th, Aylestone Leisure Centre will stage sessions from 12noon to 3pm, and from 3pm to 6pm. Braunstone Leisure Centre will run a session from 9am to 12 noon, while Cossington Street Sports Centre will run a session from 2pm to 5pm.
Then, on Sunday, April 29, sessions will take place at Cossington Street Sports Centre from 1pm to 5pm, at Aylestone Leisure Centre from 2pm to 5pm, and at Braunstone Leisure Centre from 9am to 12noon.
Assistant City Mayor, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, who is responsible for heritage, leisure and sport said: “Over the years Swimathon has proven to be a very popular annual community event in the city, combining exercise and fitness with charity fundraising, and I’d encourage people to take the plunge and get involved in making this year’s events the best ever.”
Online swimmer registration will close at 11.45pm tonight (25 April) and 5.30pm by phone.
To enter Swimathon 2012, call 0845 367 0036, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up an entry form from any local participating swimming pool.
For further details ring Aylestone Leisure Centre on 0116 233 3040, Cossington Street Sports Centre on 0116 233 3060, or Braunstone Leisure Centre on 0116 229 3229.