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Swimathon fundraiser coming to Ballymoney

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Swimathon fundraiser coming to Ballymoney thumbnailIrish 50 and 100m freestyle champion and record holder Curtis Coulter joins Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, Gavin McGucken, to help launch Swimathon 2017 and to encourage swimmers from Ballymoney to sign up and swim at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre and

SWIMATHON - the world's biggest annual fundraising swim - is back for 2017 and swimmers from Ballymoney are being encouraged to sign up and swim at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre to raise vital funds for Marie Curie.
The event will take place across the weekend of 7-9 April and is extra special this year as Swimathon will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Swimathon began in 1986 as a pilot programme for swimmers in London only.
Since the launch of the annual event in 1988, nearly 700,000 participants have taken part and raised 46 million which has been distributed to 36 different charities. Swimmers can challenge themselves to the 5k, 2.5k or 1.5k Individual or Team 5k or 1.5k distances and raise funds for Marie Curie.

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