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Stradbroke’s big swim returns in April to raise funds for Marie Curie nursing care.

The Swimathon, billed as the world’s biggest charity swim, will take place from April 7-9 and the Stradbroke pool has a proud record to maintain.

Last year 170 swimmers took part and Stradbroke finished fourth nationally in its support for the event.

Swimmers of all ages can take part with the option to swim 1.5, 2.5 or 5k.

“It’s always fantastic to see how many people turn up for the annual national Swimathon,” said Anselm Gurney of Everyone Active, which runs the swimming pool and leisure centre at Stradbroke in partnership with Mid Suffolk Council.

“Swimming is such a great form of low impact, cardiovascular exercise with many health benefits and the Swimathon offers a challenge for every level of swimmer. Not only is this a great way to support Marie Curie but it may even inspire you to take up swimming more regularly.”

The Swimathon is now in its 30th year and more than half a million people have taken part, raising more than £46m for good causes.

Marie Cure nurses and hospices provide care and support for people with terminal illnesses and their families to make the most of the time they have together. To sign up for the Swimathon, go to www.everyoneactive.com/events/swimathon-2017

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