Ex-Blue Peter and Dancing on Ice star Zoe Salmon and swimmer Duncan Goodhew launch swimathon

PUBLISHED: 16:16 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:14 11 May 2010

Zoe Salmon and Duncan Goodhew launch the swimathon

Zoe Salmon and Duncan Goodhew launch the swimathon

SWIMMERS are being urged to make a splash by signing up to a charity swimathon. The event, which takes place at Royston Leisure Centre in April, is to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer care and the Swimathon Foundation. Nick Ross, duty manager at Royston

SWIMMERS are being urged to make a splash by signing up to a charity swimathon.

The event, which takes place at Royston Leisure Centre in April, is to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer care and the Swimathon Foundation.

Nick Ross, duty manager at Royston Leisure Centre, said: "It's going to be fantastic to see everybody in our community taking part and fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care to enable terminally ill patients to have the best possible end of life care."

More than 500 pools are taking part in the nationwide initiative, which was launched this week by television personality Zoe Salmon and former Olympic swimmer Duncan Goodhew.

Former Blue Peter presenter and Dancing on Ice star Zoe said: "I've always found swimming a really good way to keep in shape. Everyone needs a challenge now and again, especially to keep motivated during the cold winter months."

The swimathon will be held over three days, from April 15 - April 18, and is open to anyone. Competitors can get involved either individually or as part of a team.

To enter visit www.swimathon.org.

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