Swim Doctor trainees tackle Swimathon 2018 – Saturday 28 April – update

Throughout the winter, more and more people have discovered the Swim Doctor programme on Monday evenings and Friday mornings at Charlton Lido.  People come for a range of reasons from improving their technique or learning a new stroke to building their stamina or training for an open water event or a triathlon.

At the end of April, at least eight of the regulars, together with Swim Doctor Tracy herself, will be putting all that training to good use by taking part in Swimathon 2018.

Swimathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising swim, and the participants will be raising money for two of the UK’s largest cancer charities, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie by swimming 5km – that’s 100 lengths of the Lido – either in teams or as individuals.  If you’d like to support fellow Lido swimmers in this great challenge, you can donate via Tracy’s fundraising page, The Swim Doctor goes in!!

So far, with three weeks to go until the event, the team has managed to raise a fantastic £526.  Well done to all those taking part!


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