Get swimming to help charities

A video to encourage teams to take part in the sixth annual Rotary SwiMarathon has been produced.

The big event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, at Harborough Leisure Centre’s 25 metre pool.

It is organised by Market Harborough Rotary Club and aims to raise thousands of pounds for rotary-supported charities both locally and internationally.

The Rotary Club is eager for workplaces, schools, community groups, organisations and even just groups of friends to enter as many teams as possible into the event.

A spokesman for the club said: “Swimming teams will raise sponsorship money, and already teams are signing up for next year, but we are also looking for local organisations to get involved, sponsor the event and thus promote themselves.

“Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring, swimming or both! Swimmers will be of all ages and abilities, this is not a race or a competition, each team of up to six people will have 50 minutes swim time (relay style) and we suggest they are sponsored for taking part, rather than per length.”

To encourage people to take part the Rotary Club teamed up with Harborough Movie Makers to create a short promotional video for the event.

The video is on Youtube and can be found by clicking here.

For more information email swimarathon@rotarymarketharborough.org.uk or visit www.rotarymarketharborough.org.uk.