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Archived: 01 Dec 2017 6:00am


‘Swim to Summer’ 10,000km challenge is on

Registrations are open now for Selwyn Aquatic Centre’s new swimathon event, ‘Swim to Summer’. Words: We encourage everyone to come along to work on their fitness and help a worthy cause

Following the success of the Swim to Rio Swimathon last year which raised $2,300 for St John Ambulance Rolleston, the Selwyn Aquatic Centre has issued a challenge to Selwyn residents to swim a combined total of 10,000km in pool lengths in the lead up to summer.

Kathy Moore, Aquatic Facilities Manager, says the aim is to get more people swimming, more often. “The challenge is for individuals to collectively swim 10,000km before 1 December, while fundraising for prostate and breast cancer awareness. We encourage everyone to come along to work on their fitness and help a worthy cause.”

Sign up in person at the Centre, start swimming or aquajogging, and log your laps for each swim at reception. Every length of the 25-metre pool or hydrotherapy pool will count towards the total distance. A number of prizes will be available for those who swim the most laps, in categories for men, women and youth swimmers, as well as most visits to the Centre during the Swimathon. For more information, or to sign up, ask at Selwyn Aquatic Centre reception, or email sac.enquiries@selwyn.govt.nz or phone (03) 347 2734.

Hannah Drury swimming the first lap

Pictured: Hannah Drury swimming the first lap

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