Following much discussion with club members and the charities we planned to support this year, we have very regretfully concluded that a Swimathon in the June 2021 half-term break is not feasible.
The Covid-19 situation is looking increasingly hopeful, and swimming pools have re-opened. But the manager of the Wolverton Pool, Matt Leeder, has pointed out that they are still expecting to be operating with reduced numbers in the pool. Also, the requirements of social distancing make the use of changing rooms and showers more difficult, as well as constraining the number and movements of non-swimmers, who play such an important part in the fun of Swimathon day.
The next Swimathon will therefore be held on 19 February 2022 at Wolverton Pool. It will support the 8 charities that we chose for 2021: Willen Hospice, Bus Shelter MK, Transitions UK, Hazard Alley, Supershoes, Emergency Rider Volunteers, Q:alliance, and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Please put the date in your diary and watch this space for any updates in October, when we open lane bookings.
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Two teams from the Willen Hospice team of swimmers
Two of the youngest swimmers proudly displaying their medals
A charity will always receive in excess of the total sponsorship raised by their own teams.