Volunteers needed for Northampton swimathon

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The four Rotary clubs in Northampton are appealing for volunteers to take part in the town’s biggest ever swimathon.

Nene Valley Rotary Club, Northampton Rotary Club, Northampton Becket Rotary Club and Northampton West Rotary Club are organising the first-ever 24-hour Rotary Swimarathon on the weekend of April 27 and 28.

The event will be held in the swimming pool at the Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, and will involve teams from schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations and businesses in the town.

Swimmers of all abilities and ages are welcome to take part in the event which will involve teams of six people swimming in a relay in one lane for a total of one hour.

Each team will be sponsored and all the money raised from the event will be given to Northamptonshire charities

The cost of the event, including pool hire, life guards, equipment, advertising, postage and insurance, will be covered by sponsorship from the local business community.

Organisers are hoping to make the event as popular as the annual dragon boat race. To enter a team or offer business sponsorship call Paul Simpson on 07791 030571 or email paulsimpson46@