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Epic Easter fundraising challenge for clubs

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Clubs are being encouraged to tackle an epic challenge and join the 100 club in a bid to raise money for charity.

The Level Water charity is fundraising to teach disabled children how to swim and is urging clubs to tackle its charity challenge this Easter.

Are your swimmers tough disciplined and determined? Here’s your chance to prove it.

The aim is to swim 10,000 metres with a 20 second rest every 100 metres. The 100 x 100m challenge takes place in the first week of April.

Ian from Level Water said: “Are your swimmers tough, disciplined and determined? If so, here’s your chance to prove it.

“It’s an epic challenge with a huge sense of pride at the end. Many world class swimmers have never completed the event but this Easter your club can. Once you have completed the challenge, you will be in the 100 club forever.”

Free one-to-one swimming lessons for disabled children

Level Water is a charity that teaches disabled children to swim, through free one-to-one lessons. They also support swimmers to move in to group swimming lessons and on to competitive clubs.

Level Water works at 50 pools around the country, and teaches 500 children each week. Over the next ten years they will teach thousands of disabled children to swim independently.

Money raised will go into grass roots development of disability swimmers.

For the individual taking part in the challenge, prizes are up for grabs. Each athlete will receive your personalised 100 Club certificate signed by Olympian and Ironman triathlete Will Clark and swimming kit.

You will also be entered into a prize draw for free entry into the DART 10k swimming challenge.

If your club raises more than £3,000 from this challenge, Level Water will add your town to their list of potential new partnerships, meaning the money could be spent in your pool with your local children.