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National swimming challenges to commemorate First World War

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A national 100 x 100 relay race to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One is taking place at Ponds Forge on 8 September 2018 and clubs and volunteers are being encouraged to get involved.

We Remember Them is a national campaign aiming to raise money in memory of those who gave their lives or were injured in the Great War.

Challenges are happening around the country for clubs to get involved. There is also a space left to enter the national relay this weekend. Gather your team of 100 swimmers to claim your spot on the national leader board.

If you would rather not be in the water, you can still be a part of the day by volunteering at the event or enjoying the vast range of activities taking place during the day. Find out more about the day by visiting the website.

If you can’t make this weekend, many clubs are organising their own 100 by 100 challenges, find out more and register your challenge here.

Open water challenge

Swim to Remember is taking place on Remembrance Day 2018 with 100 swimmers tackling 1km in Derwentwater.

100 swimmers will enter the water in silence while The Last Post plays out over Derwentwater and will remain silent for the duration.

  • Find out more about how you can get involved in the national We Remember Them campaign by visiting their website.