Thousands make a Big Splash for charity

A record 26,000 people made a Big Splash to raise over £1.3m so far for charity as part of the Swimathon Weekend on 27-29 April.

With 640 pools taking part it was the biggest ever Swimathon event, with 9,000 more swimmers taking part than in 2011 - including thousands of people swimming a Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief.

An incredible 3.2m lengths were swam over the weekend as over 1,367 sessions took place across the country, with World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne helping set off a wave of swimmers in Stockport, while Swimathon President and former Olympic Champion Duncan Goodhew was on hand in London.

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