I love Swimathon, 600 pools all over the country, over all the weekend, you can pick your distance, from 400m up to 5km along side raising money for Marie Curie Cancer. This was my second year competing in the event. The registration process is always simple, you get to pick your local pool and the session you wish to complete your distance. The website is full of good information including training plans which I followed this year. Regular emails keep you informed and explaining how things are going. Earlier social media reports this week stated charity funding had raised over £1million pounds.
Each event that I have done has always been a small event. This year there was only 7 people competing, all of us doing the 5km. The staff at the pool were really friendly and were able to get us registered and organised really well. There was a lack of a briefing which may of helped with pool etiquete, which may have stopped me getting a whack on the head.
The pool was very unique and it felt good swimming in a different place. Once we were underway the team counting our laps were very helpful and kept the encouragment coming. At the end it was great to collect the medal.
I think Swimathon is a brilliant event and it would be great if it was more supported therefore creating more fundraising oppertunities to support cancer. Get involved in 2019!