Rishworth swimmers ready to take the plunge

Swimathon at Rishworth Sports Club. Pictured are Marion Manson, Paul Whittaker, Gail Herring, Denise Weston, Julie Wade and Ben Westbury
Swimathon at Rishworth Sports Club. Pictured are Marion Manson, Paul Whittaker, Gail Herring, Denise Weston, Julie Wade and Ben Westbury

Rishworth Sports Club has once again taken the plunge to take on the Swimathon challenge and encourage other swimmers in Halifax to raise funds for Sport Relief.

From March 18–20, the Swimathon will take place in over 600 pools across the UK and is the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event

You can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k individual distances or for those who prefer a team challenge, you could also form a relay squad to tackle the 1.5k and 5k distances.

Sport Relief is returning as charity partner with the aim to reach even higher fundraising numbers than in the past. Swimathon 2014 raised over £2.6 million for Sport Relief.

Jamie Milne added: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon is a fantastic way to bring our community together, while providing ample opportunity to get fit and healthy in the pool.

“Rishworth residents can take the plunge themselves, along with family and friends to complete a swimming challenge of their choice, be it 1.5k or 5k, all while raising funds for those in need.”