Reason to Swim

Start Date: 2 Jul 2012 at 08:00

End Date: 8 Jul 2013 at 23:00

Reason To ... is a series of sport related fundraising events, but it is more than that.  It is about people being given  a 'Reason To' come together, work as a team, be active and help raise money for a local charity.  Reason To Swim will raise money for The Percy Hedley Foundation. 

For children the idea is to see how many miles the children of the North East can collectively swim in a week.  Giving them the experience of team spirit and encouraging each other to reach a common goal and raise money by being sponsored for their swimming efforts.  The organisers are asking all schools in the North East to allow children to participate in the event as part of their school swimming lessons during the week Monday 2nd - 8th July.    The swim is a team effort and should be done in relay format with the children swimming a length, climbing out and walking back to the start to swim again.  The number of lengths can then be counted and converted into miles.  For more information and an information pack please email

Reason to Swim Children

For adults the idea is that you will swim 1 mile (64 lengths of a 25m pool) either in one session or in several sessions during the week Monday 2nd - 8th July.  In order to make your mile count, we ask that you go to  VIRGIN MONEY GIVING ADDRESS and make a minimum donation of £5.  We will publish the names of every swimmer after the event and the total miles swam and amount donated by the adults of the North East.  To make your mile count as part of our total, you must donate a minimum of £5 via our virgin money page at :

Reason to Swim Adult


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