Sign up for this year’s World’s Biggest Swim

A LEISURE centre in Hastings is urging people to sign up and join in with the World’s Biggest Swim.

Summerfields Leisure Centre is offering a range of distances and challenges to suit swimmers of all fitness levels.

Individuals can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, and there are also team challenge distances of 1.5k and 5k. Teams can split the distance however they choose, to cater for the strongest and weakest swimmers in the squad.

This year’s Swimathon will take place on Saturday, March 22. The event, which is supported by legendary swimmer Olympian Duncan Goodhew, will raise vital funds for Sport Relief.

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, managing director of Freedom Leisure, which runs Summerfields, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the Swimathon again this year. People of all ages and abilities can take part and it’s a great opportunity to raise money for charity while enjoying a fantastic workout. Sport Relief is a truly worthwhile cause so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to set up a team, take the plunge and join in the fun.”

Visit or to register.