‘Swimmin’ Wimmin’’ Raise £1,628 for Cancer Charities

Issued: 21.09.2020

As part of this year’s Swimathon event, a group of ladies who swim at Grimsby Swimming Pool, self-named the ‘Swimmin’ Wimmin’’, have raised £1,628 for Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

Swimathon is an annual event that takes place in swimming pools across the UK ordinarily over a weekend in March. This year however, due to Covid-19 the event switched to a virtual one, with swimmers having until October 31 to swim their target distances.

The Swimmin’ Wimmin’ originally met through swimming over twenty years ago and the group of fourteen ladies regularly swim at the pool. Of the fourteen, six ladies completed this year’s challenge, each swimming 1000m for Swimathon’s Cancer charities.

Lesley Cooper, Swimmin’ Wimmin’ group member, said: “We are all so proud that we each managed to swim forty lengths of the pool, whilst raising money for two great causes. All of us are in our sixties, making it even more of an achievement!              

“We’re a group of very close friends who enjoy each other’s company both at the pool and outside the pool, including lunching, cinema and theatre. Nothing gets us down, not even social distancing and a closed swimming pool! (But we’re glad it’s open again!)”

Swimathon runs this year until October 31 and can be completed until then at Grimsby Swimming Pool. For more information and to register visit swimathon.org. Visit lincsinspire.com for pool timetables.