Sponsored swim to make a splash for cash

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Energetic swimmers lapped up the challenge of a swimathon to raise funds for two charities.

Swimmers at East Midlands International Pool in Corby made a splash by taking on swims in aid of Sport Relief and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Bernie Baines, aquatic development officer at the pool, said a total of 47 people braved the waters at the 50 metre pool for the annual swimathons.

She said: “I think we had 47 come on the day.

“There were three challenges they could do – the Sport Relief mile which was 64 laps or they could do the Marie Curie challenges. There was 2.5km or 100 laps or 5km which was 200 laps and they could do that distance as an individual or a team.

“They seemed to be enjoying it – it was quite a hard challenge for some people as we had a real mix of ability of swimmers and of ages.

“It was really good to see everyone in the water.”