Swimathon 2017

Our next annual Swimathon takes place on Saturday 4th March 2017 in the Basingstoke Sports Centre in the town centre. The format is for teams of 3- 6 members to swim a continous relay in the 25m pool for 30 minutes having previously obtained sponsors for their efforts. The money collected can be donated to the Lions or shared on a 50/50 basis with another specified charity. This approach ensures that our event can be used to support the widest range of local charitable causes.

The Lions provide the venue, organisation, including lap counters, and record keeping of who has raised what for whom. There are cups for the team completing the most lengths and those raising the most money. This is an enjoyable, fun event which takes place in a wonderful atmosphere. Entry is easy. Complete the "Contact Us" form showing your organisation (if appropriate), your team name and captain with an email contact address. We'll then sort out details with the captain. Come and join us!

This year, to celebrate our Club’s 50th  anniversary, we aim to support attendance of accredited Basingstoke Swimmers from the Bluefins(disability) team at the 2017 Special Olympics in Sheffield. The Special Olympics is a world-wide event designed to allow those with intellectual disabilities to compete against others with similar problems. It is a very worthwhile project and Lions Clubs throughout the UK are supporting it.

To enable us to support our swimmers, we will shortly be approaching schools, other sports organisations and businesses with a request to enter/ support teams. We hope you will give it active consideration. Thank you.

Swimathon poster

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