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Frank Skinner urges swimmers to sign up for the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief

16 April 2012

If you were one of the millions cheering at your television during Sport Relief Weekend this year as comedian Frank Skinner conquered his lifelong fear of water by swimming a width of his local pool, then now’s your chance to raise money by doing something similar.

The Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief takes place at 645 pools at the end of this month, giving people across the UK the chance, for the first time, to swim a mile for the charity.

"I really threw myself in at the deep end and faced one of my biggest phobias, swimming, by completing a 25 metre width for Sport Relief. It felt great to challenge myself, which is why I want to urge everyone to sign up for The Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief - taking place at pools across the country from 27-29 April, by going to www.swimathon.org."

The event is part of the Swimathon Weekend 2012, the world’s biggest fundraising swim. In its 25th year, Swimathon has joined forces with Marie Curie Cancer Care, the BBC’s and British Swimming’s Big Splash, and Sport Relief to give thousands of swimmers the opportunity to raise vital funds through Swimathon’s traditional Distance Challenges and the new ‘Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief’.

Money raised by Milers will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives; both here, at home in the UK, and across the world's poorest countries. Funds raised by those diving into one of Swimathon’s traditional longer distance challenges (2.5 or 5k) will help Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide free nursing care and support for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

Entries are open until 25 April 2012, register today and grab your Swimfit training plan.

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