Make a splash with first Swim Northants event

People are being encouraged to sign up for the countywide event
People are being encouraged to sign up for the countywide event

Two county charities are looking for fundraisers who will go to great lengths to help boost their coffers by helping to swim the length of Northamptonshire in a day.

The first ever Swim Northants event will see swimmers attempt to complete a total of 3,465 lengths of the 30 metre pool, the equivalent to the 65 miles between the two furthest points of Northamptonshire.

It is being supported by a number of county companies, including Hashrag, Re-Draw and Orange Juice Communications.

Tim Brown of Wellingborough-based Hashrag said: “I used to swim myself competitively many years ago and this is a fantastic way of getting people back into the pool and raising money.

“Hopefully we can raise plenty of money for charity and people can say they have been a part of something truly special.”

Swim Northants will be held on Sunday, July 20, at The Mounts Baths in Northampton to raise money for Northampton Samaritans and The Lighthouse Centre.

Rebekka Hammersley, from Samaritans, said: “We wanted to give people a challenge and the chance to do something really special.

“Nothing like this has ever been done before in Northamptonshire and we think it’s a brilliant way of encouraging people to get fit, have fun and raise money for two really good charities.”

Swim Northants will run from 8am to 5pm and people can sign up to swim in 15-minute blocks, completing as few or as many lengths as they choose.

All entrants are asked to donate a minimum sponsorship of £25, which can be paid through a dedicated page on Virgin Money Giving.

Anyone wanting to take part in Swim Northants can register at or follow @SwimNorthants on Twitter for all the latest news.

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