Exmouth swimmers take a dip for charity

SWIMMERS in Exmouth will make a splash on April 17 as they complete the Swimathon 2010 challenge raising money for charity.

SWIMMERS in Exmouth will make a splash on April 17 as they complete the Swimathon 2010 challenge raising money for charity.

Exmouth Swimming Pool is joining over 500 pools taking part nationwide in Swimathon 2010for Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Swimathon Foundation.

Z�e Salmon and Duncan Goodhew were the first of 15,000 people to dive in the pool for Swimathon 2010 at the national launch.

This year, Swimathon is looking to exceed the �1.5m it raised for the two charities in 2009 - by encouraging everyone in the UK to get in the pool for the world's biggest swim.


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Michelle Mahdon, Community Fundraiser says: "It's going to be fantastic to see everybody in our community taking part and fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care to enable terminally ill patients to have the best possible end of life care."

Duncan said: "Swimathon is incredibly exciting. It enables normal people to do extraordinary things. Everyone's challenge is very much their own - but not only do their efforts benefit themselves, they benefit their country and the charities."

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Swimathon 2010 has a challenge to suit everyone up to 5K as an individual or as a team with their friends and family. To find out more go to: www.swimathon.org

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