Swimmers take part in a national swimathon in Melbourn

Melbourn Swimathon

Melbourn Swimathon - Credit: Archant

Swimmers from Melbourn made a splash for charity at the weekend, when they took part in a national swimathon.

Melbourn Sports Centre was one of more than 600 pools nationwide hosting the Swimathon in aid of Marie Curie.

Swimmers took part in 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k distance races at the sports centre in Melbourn Village College in The Moor.

Sports centre manager Graham Johnson-Mack said: “It was fantastic to see so many people in our community getting in the pool for this fundraising challenge.

“People taking part seemed to have fun, as well as raising money for a great cause.”

Booking for next year’s event will be open from January next year.

To enter, sponsor a swimmer, or to find out more, visit www.swimathon.org. To find out more about Marie Curie, which helps people with terminal illnesses, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk.